WorldViews: Why North Korean cheerleaders may soon descend on the South

By Adam Taylor, July 7, 2014

When you think of North Korea, "cheerleaders" may not be the first thing that springs to mind. The Hermit Kingdom is perhaps better known for less savory things like gulag-like labor camps and leadership purges. But the news that Pyongyang plans to send a "cheerleading squad" to the South Korean city of Incheon for the upcoming Asian Games is not just a surprising and weird news story — it may actually be quite an important political sign.

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