Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7pm: “North Korea: A Ground-level Tourism Perspective” — — Simon Cockerell

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Date(s) - Tuesday, December 9 2014
12:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Apartment


North Korea: A Ground-level Tourism Perspective

Simon Cockerell

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Doors open 7:00, event starts 7:30 p.m.

Despite being a mainstay of international news in 2014, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remains as difficult to understand as ever, with verifiable facts remaining elusive and on-the-ground experience difficult to come by. Simon Cockerell has been in and out of the country every month since 2002 leading tours for Koryo Tours, a Beijing-based company. Cockerell joins the FCC to talk about what’s new, what’s changed and how we can put the experience of this mysterious country into a political and social context. In all, he’s visited North Korea 140 times.

Venue details: The Apartment

47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路

Telephone 6437 9478

Admission: FCC members: 50 RMB; Non-members: 100 RMB

About the speaker:

Simon Cockerell has joined Dennis Rodman, a Japanese Ice Hockey team and a Belgian Travel Show in their visits to North Korea, and clocked nearly a dozen other visits in just the last year. In all, he has visited 140 times. He has given presentations on North Korea in many countries including China, the U.S., and South Korea, and has appeared on regional and international radio and TV including CNN, Sky TV, BBC, Al Jazeera and ABC as an expert. A keen football fan, Cockerell organized the first friendly soccer tours to North Korea starting in 2003, ushering teams from the UK, China, Singapore and other countries.


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