Tourists are propaganda: how ethical is your North Korean holiday?

Kim Jong-un wants two million foreign visitors a year by 2020, but debate rages over whether travellers are a force for good – or merely prop up the regime

Asking a person who risked their life to escape from North Korea why foreigners would pay to go on holiday there has a touch of the surreal.

Ji Min-kang, who fled the country after his grandfather, a government minister, was imprisoned and his family placed under surveillance, struggles to understand it.

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