North Korea's Kim Yo Jong calls South Korean government a 'truly weird group' as key political meeting ends
January 13, 2021 at 08:25
Why do they take trouble craning their neck to follow what's happening in the north," Kim said in a statement published by North Korea's state-run news agency, KCNA.
Kim's comments were published as an important week-long North Korean political event, the Eighth Workers' Party Congress, came to a close.
They're typically held every five years or so, but Kim's father and predecessor -- Kim Jong Il -- stopped holding them after 1980.
North Korea will often release slickly produced propaganda videos of these events rather than airing them live.
North Korean state media aired peculiar footage with her wearing what appeared to be heels and a skirt in the frigid weather.
"Access to Kim Jong Un is a more important indicator of power status in North Korea," Thae said.
Kim Jong Un and his sister Kim Yo Jong (in the back right) are seen walking in the snow in footage aired by North Korean state media.
North Korea's economic focusThe main focus of the Party Congress, which began last week, was improving North Korea's economy.
However, North Korea did not make public any specific plans on how the country will improve its economy in the medium term.
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, is seen after he made his closing remarks at a ruling Party Congress in Pyongyang on Tuesday.
North Korea's nuclear plansKim Jong Un's economic agenda may have appeared woefully short on specifics, but his plans for upgrading and improving North Korea's conventional and nuclear weapons were anything but.
Despite Kim's three in-person meetings with US President Donald Trump, he said he still views the US as North Korea's biggest enemy.