The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games that began on Friday, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programmes previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. In an effort to de-escalate tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea has sent a 500-person delegation of athletes, musicians and performers to the Olympics.
Social media users lashed out at CNN on Saturday after the network published a story declaring that Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is "stealing the show at the Winter Olympics". "This is not political for me".
Moon and Pence spoke Saturday while taking in the speedskating competition, but aides did not immediately say whether the invitation came up during the discussion.
It wasn't until this week that the world learned Kim Yo Jong would join her nation's Olympic delegation.
Of course, it's a bit apples and oranges to compare North Korea's human rights record/global nuclear threats and the National Football League protesting America's systematic racial biases.
South Korea's president, Moon, welcomed the possibility of a meeting with the North Korean leader, saying the two Koreas should "work together to create the environment to make it happen", a spokesman said.
"The grievances that the world has about North Korea are very legitimate", Frank Jannuzi, an expert on East Asia at the Mansfield Foundation told the AP.
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Kim Yo Jong also attended Saturday's hockey match.
There was early criticism in South Korea that the new players would throw off team chemistry and cost South players time on the ice after working together for months to shine on the sport's biggest stage. The Koreas could potentially talk about a South Korean special envoy meeting Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang or even a summit between Moon and Kim.
Asked about Seoul, Kim said: "It doesn't feel unfamiliar", Yonhap reported.
Why are people in the replies treating Kim's sister like she's some icon throwing shade and not the member of a family that has terrorized its people for 60 years.
Others warned against treating Kim Yo Jong's presence at the Olympics as a cause celebre. Pence, who was seated just a few feet away from Kim, did not appear acknowledge her.
"Kim Yo Jong's power exists because of proximity to the leader himself".
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Sadly, the "deep state" forces within the bureaucracy make any sort of real change especially hard , if not impossible. The bill faced similar opposition in the House from fiscal conservatives who saw it as a broken promise to their base.
Sung said security experts were now investigating the incident.
"Oh my god they're coming in right next to us!" said one spectator as they filed in, carrying blue bags and followed by a scrum of photo journalists and excited onlookers.
North Korea is calling for the exercises, which involve rehearsing attacks on the regime, to be canceled outright. He has not even been to China, North Korea's traditional ally, as leader and has snubbed recent high-ranking visitors.
He'd been dispatched from Washington for the Olympics in part, he said, to make sure the world didn't forget that North Korea was a misbehaving and unsafe neighbor in the community of nations.
She also plays an important role as an informant for her brother, Gause said. On Friday night, Ms. Jung and Park Jongah, a South Korean forward, were the penultimate torchbearers at the opening ceremonies, climbing side by side a steep set of stairs to the Olympic cauldron in front of a 35,000-seat stadium, and a global television audience.
"Kim Yo Jong is the flawless counterpart to this", Hwang said.
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