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Children perform for world's press before North Korean congress

Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 01:00

Pyongyang children perform in a massive musical gala staged for visiting foreign journalists and tourists ahead of a rare party congress. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING TO EXTEND THE FIRST SUBTITLE ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pyongyang children practice for foreign journalists ahead of a major musical gala to mark a rare party congress. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to declare his reclusive country a nuclear weapons state during the congress. (SOUNDBITE) (Korean) EIGHT YEAR-OLD PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENT, SUN JI HOON, SAYING: "Whenever I come here, I feel the love and affection of our great Marshal Kim Jong Un." The performance staged for foreigners lasted two hours and had political undertones. The foreign reporters offer the world a rare view from inside the isolated country, but their movements are closely managed.

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Children perform for world's press before North Korean congress

Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 01:00