Wednesday, May 21, 2008

"North Korea Welcomes New York Philharmonic"

February of this year the New York Philharmonic orchestra performed in North Korea. This visit was very interesting because similar strategies or similar visits resulted in improved diplomatic relationships. May be the most remembered one is “ping-pong diplomacy” with China. It will be very interesting to see in the future how this visit affects the diplomatic relations between the United States and North Korea. But, also pointed out in the article, many analysts don’t think that this visit would be significant enough to have any effect on the relations between the two countries, since Kim Jong-il accepted many outsiders to the country without giving up his political or economical ideals. On the other hand this might be a sign of Kim Jong-il regime opening their country to outside world.

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