north korean tourism blitz!

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Older Chinese visitors find striking comparisons with their own country, 30 or more years ago. The public worship of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Il, and of his late father, Kim Il Sung, is similar to the cult of Mao. The state ideology of juche (self-reliance) has much in common with Mao’s isolationism. Chinese tourists are given warning, before leaving, to avoid commenting on North Korean politics and to be careful where they point their cameras. China was once as prickly.