Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), watched the ballet “The Red Detachment of Women” performed by a visiting Chinese art troupe in Pyongyang Monday evening.
Kim highly praised the Chinese artists’ performance and took a group photo with them on stage, after watching it with his wife Ri Sol Ju at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater.
After the performance, Kim met with Song Tao, head of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
The DPRK’s top leader conveyed his thanks to Chinese President and General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee Xi Jinping for sending the high-level art troupe to the DPRK to carry out cultural and art exchanges.
The Chinese art troupe arrived in Pyongyang on Friday and gave ballet performances of “Giselle” and “The Red Detachment of Women” on Saturday and Sunday.
“The Red Detachment of Women,” considered as one of the most popular modern Chinese ballets, tells the story about a group of poor women in China’s southern Hainan Island who joined the Red Army in the 1930s.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily