Kim Ki-tae hangs a message reading “Please help us reunify the fatherland” on the “Tree of Hope” at South Korea’s DMZ Museum. Photo: Park Chan-kyong

Tug of war: the legacy of conflict with North Korea is now a tourist attraction in the South

  • From leaflets with bikini-clad women to painful souvenirs of combat, Seoul’s propaganda and military offensives are drawing huge crowds
  • The South Korean government also plans to spend US$2.7 billion developing “eco-friendly” tourism in regions along the 250km border with the North
Topic |   Korean peninsula

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Kim Ki-tae hangs a message reading “Please help us reunify the fatherland” on the “Tree of Hope” at South Korea’s DMZ Museum. Photo: Park Chan-kyong
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The meeting later this month will be Donald Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong-un over the last year and the first time a US president has twice met the leader of the authoritarian regime. Photo: AFP

US President Donald Trump to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam for second summit

  • American president formally confirms the details during his State of the Union address from the House of Representatives on Tuesday
  • The two men held a first meeting in Singapore in June, during which they agreed on a framework for future negotiations
Topic |   Donald Trump

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The meeting later this month will be Donald Trump’s second summit with Kim Jong-un over the last year and the first time a US president has twice met the leader of the authoritarian regime. Photo: AFP
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