North Korean Propaganda About Americans, Chinese Reactions

Screenshot of a man sleeping on the ground in a purported North Korean propaganda video about how Americans live today.

The below video attracted some netizen attention last month but attracted some attention again these past few days…

On Sina Weibo:

@谷大白话: North Korea Propaganda Video: Imperialist Americans in an Abyss of Suffering. North Korea made a documentary titled “How Americans Live Today”, showing within scenes of Imperialist Americans shivering in cold sleeping outdoors in the streets holding each other for warmth drinking melted snow water lining up for emergency relief supplies. British Alun Hill claims he translated it into English, added narration, uploaded it to YouTube, and caused a worldwide sensation.

The original video on YouTube (without Chinese subtitles):

Comments on Sina Weibo:

牛掰闪闪:

Doesn’t matter if the video is talking about America or not, like North Korea, we’ve probably also done things like this before. [右哼哼]

绿水怪木棉:

Little brother is little brother [referring to North Korea], fabricating something this poorly, should look at big brother’s [referring to China] CCAV sometime. We live broadcast the abyss of suffering of Europeans and Americans every day!

国荣GZ:

[哈哈], how about sending me to go save the abyss of suffering Americans?

羊习习-:

Don’t just sneer at North Korea, the comments on YouTube all say it was arbitrarily translated, that it was talking about Romania.

孤撑暮色:

Little Brother North Korea copies Big Brother quite well, the student surpasses the master.

无耻青年:

Poor Americans…

苡Edison爲榮:

How can it be like this? How can they only provide assistance to them and not provide assistance to our Heavenly Kingdom? We’re also a socialist empire, this isn’t right. [可爱]

F1rst熊:

Poor American Imperialists~ Let’s go immigrate to save them. [偷笑]

数码总监苍龙:

Watching it was so heartbreaking, I feel so much sympathy with these abyss of suffering Americans [泪] Hahaha LOL [哈哈][哈哈][哈哈]

sou169:

How can one raise themselves [make themselves look better] like this? North Korea is so shameless!

Ginger捷:

In the past, there was no shortage of doing this kind of stuff from us, don’t laugh at others!

木子草人立口:

On April Fool’s Day, this news is the most foolish [obviously fake]!

风V为伴:

Today I bought a model of the Apple iPhone, went to the fountain in the park wanting to zhuang B, so I lifted up the model mobile phone and pretended to make a phone call, then started yelling angrily, then angrily threw the mobile phone into the fountain! So many people were looking at me, thinking it was such a pity, while I secretly felt pleased with myself, with my head held high, preparing to leave, when behind me a girl said something that made me flee… Brother, your mobile phone floated back up!

奉献基层1076819977:

The task of saving the world can only be handed to North Korea now…

Nice-Morning:

Hahaha, I LOL’d when the music started. [哈哈][哈哈][哈哈]

冬冬000002:

The textbooks and what the teacher taught when I was in elementary and middle school also said how the people in the United States and the people in Taiwan were all living in an abyss of suffering, and that we would liberate them when we grow up! We must liberate all of mankind (does this count as the origin of the Chinese threat)!

张氏小恒:

Stupid cunt ignorant Fatty Kim III and North Korea.

JimChangTom:

Only ghosts [no one] would believe the ordinary common people of North Korea have televisions to watch. [偷乐]

小邹要成老麻师:

I can only say that after watching it, I think all of China’s YY authors are totally weak.

K-Viddd:

Our Heavenly Kingdom has the gall to go laugh at others? Go look at the decades-long serialized fantasy novel “Xinwen Lianbo“. What day doesn’t it say how blessed and happy the Chinese people are while foreigners are all live in an abyss of suffering?

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  • vincent

    I wonder if they had to kidnap someone to make this movie…

  • I’ve seen that metro before, the footage is of Romania.

  • donkeykong

    It is good to see that some Chinese can see beyond their own brainwashing to recognize propaganda.

    • We can only hope.
      The brainwashing on the senkakus seems to be surprisingly effective… Even oversees chinese appear to be taking the senkakus too seriously…

      • Kai

        Sina Weibo’s audience does skew towards more sophisticated “liberal” netizens. To generalize, there are certainly differences between the audiences/communities of different sites/networks. Tencent Weibo’s user base is often considered less sophisticated.

        • donscarletti

          Yes, but in Tencent Weibo, you can customise the background, show off your QQ avatars, send QQ gifts, show how many cabbages you stole, etc.

          • Kai

            Heh.

    • MonkeyMouth

      even a chinese helen keller would notice…

    • y.m.

      too bad the americans will never be able to see beyond their own brainwashing. seems like the average chinese has a better understanding of the world than the average american.

      • Sometimes I wonder if I am brainwashed… but I’m a pretty open minded person! sometimes I feel like I live in the best country on the planet! then I realize that N. Koreans think the same thing… kinda scary.

      • BlogZilla

        Because most can’t afford to travel outside the country

  • Appalled@everything

    The weird thing is, if it were true, would it not invoke feelings of pity, rather than resentment and anger? Seriously, how many N,Koreans are watching this thinking “those shivering bastards, drinking that delicious snow water, hate them so much, they need to die!” ..?

    • Noir12

      Or maybe.. “If these god-deluded snow-sucking roofless imperialists take over our glorious nation, we’ll end up just like their third-world crockhole. They should shut up and keep on buying our coffee beans and curtains, rawrghrharharhghr. Love live Juche.”

    • asdf

      This video is fake and NOT actually made by or shown to N Koreans. The guy doing the voiceover makes videos with voiceovers of humorous ‘translations’. You should watch the one he made about NKs opening a ‘brothel’ aka mining project.

      • MonkeyMouth

        ya… who is this guy. it sounds like a computer talking. stephen hawking ver 4.0.4

        • the ace of books

          Dude, how could you say that? Stephen Hawking has a way better voice!

          • mr.wiener

            Actually I heard Stephen Hawking has always wanted a sinthetic voice with an English accent.

          • donscarletti

            Hawking was born in Oxford and studied in Oxford and Cambridge. Sounding like a Yorkshire man talking about eating his pudding and gravy with a cup of bitter while talking about cosmology would hardly be befitting him.

          • mr.wiener

            I think it would be cool. Cosmology over a pint of Samuel Smith’s nutty brown ale.

    • chz

      it was to show that they live way better than americans

  • The Enlightened One

    “There are no birds… apart from these…. which will be eaten on Tuesday.”

    HAHAHAHA! Well of course! It’s heroine on Monday and birds on Tuesday!

    All part of a healthy diet…

    • Red Scarf

      Yes and you can eat the snow, as long as its not yellow.

    • Thought it was brilliant. Why these Chinese so serious!?

      • Koji Kabuto

        they are not serious, they are being sarcastic…

    • slob

      The sarcastic narrative is brilliant. If you like this kind of stupidity, check out ‘Salzburg – a city fit for a king’ i think it’s called on youtube. Funniest shit ever. Similar narrative.

  • The Enlightened One

    This is a great comedy!

  • Dox

    This video did the internet rounds about 2 weeks back on reddit and was shown to be fake (Not a North Korean propaganda video)

    • La Mano Gaucha

      How was it proven to be fake? Genuine question.

    • mr.wiener

      So it’s fake of a fake?
      Oh brave new world….

      • MrT

        well fake me!

        • mr.wiener

          Fake you, you faking fake :)
          Maybe North Korea can send me a thesaurus.

    • Bugs Bunny

      sure!
      i do not think NK is so dumb…

  • Duke

    this was hilarious! Will have to send my family in America the link. Poor North Koreans that believe this nonsense.

  • Germandude

    Wow. I didn’t know America is so fucked up… I admit, I fell for the US propaganda and that Hollywood-reality was the real thing.
    Now I am happy to see that the North Korean camera man in the end of that clip had a heart and helped the poor and suffering. In North Korea, as we now know nobody is left behind.

    Tomorrow on NK-1: Americans pack their stuff, lining up at the North Korean embassy, begging for visas.

  • La Mano Gaucha

    Most of this footage is not even from the USA, and the few bits that might be (mostly toward the start of the video), is simply footage of disaster relief. I won’t even comment on the surreal voice-over. “Hot snow”? “Waiting for his heroin shot”? “Buying guns to kill each other”? Da fuck?! Poor North Koreans…

    • don mario

      tis a joke video bro

      • Hongwu Emperor

        Yes, similarly to the anti-commie american propaganda during the 50s and 60s. videos with humorous jokes, with a political flair :)

  • Xiu

    Saw this on live leak a few weeks ago. Apparently it’s a spoof (translation isn’t real) Still… Russia seems on board now… all we need is China for the most kickass coalition in the history of…well… history. NK have gone too far… threatening nukes is not on. US and RS are pretty strongly united on this one. NK is fucked… just hope they don’t just shoot one off at China out of spite.

  • asdf

    every second i was laughing. This video is priceless. i love it.

    • MonkeyMouth

      i want to use this in my kindergarten class. (kidding…i dont have a kindergarten class)

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    Yes Americans are so poor, that they emigrate to other countries to fill their ‘poor people’ quota.

    • MonkeyMouth

      thats why there are so many in china, right? hahahaah…..actually, thi video looks a LOT like everyday life in Buffalo… maybe thats where the n kroeans went with their delicious cake and coffee……..

  • Peye

    Nice snow job try by the one who put the pictures and commentary together.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    If everything we see on video is real, why does the USA even spend a single penny on its defense? When there’s a problem like today’s with NK, just call up Superman or Spiderman or the Avengers or Batman or ….. problem solved in 2 hrs.

  • La Mano Gaucha
    • La Mano Gaucha

      The video is in fact real — it was made to criticize European democracy — but the narration is not.

    • Kai

      She knows. It’s mentioned in the description of the post that this is a hoax video (front page).

      • La Mano Gaucha

        I see… May I suggest not using misleading titles in future headlines, then? Something like “Spoof of North Korean Propaganda – Chinese Reactions” would have been more appropriate, especially since many of your readers did not realize that (or weren’t sure if) the thing was bogus and had to search on-line to confirm its lack of authenticity and provenance. At the very least, a proper title would have made the discussion and comments more directed right from the start.

        • Kai

          I understand, I disagree with the headlines of a lot of stuff as well.

          In general, we try to be descriptive with our titles and we try to present the story as it was seen by the Chinese netizens themselves. As you can see above, it wasn’t made clear in the original Sina Weibo post that this video was a hoax either, and many Chinese netizens also didn’t know, but Fauna included comments made by Chinese netizens saying it was fake too.

  • chucky3176

    This is a funny video for sure. But what’s even more funnier is the fact that China supports this country despite the obvious. Yet, North Korea is their only closest friend and ally.

    • mr.wiener

      Judging from the comments above [unrepresentative as they are] I’d say support for the NKs is thin on the ground and has been on the wain for some time.
      I dare say ,that to the Chinese govt the Kims have been only useful fools and of late more trouble than they are worth.

  • LiRuiKe

    2 Questions: Did CCTV help them make this? and Did you know that 90 million Americans really are out of the workforce under Obama’s skillful economic stimulus care?

    • BiggJ

      Are you serious about 90 million people out of work? i can’t tell if you are joking or what.

      • hess
        • BiggJ

          Yeah around 7% is about right. Almost the same as Canada. North Korea has 0% unemployment. “Let’s go NK, let’s go!! clap clap” lol

          And there is a difference between not having any jobs and people just not doing the job that are around.

  • This is the truth guys.

    1 – According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one out of every six Americans is now living in poverty. The number of Americans living in poverty is now at a level not seen since the 1960s.

    2 – When you add in the number of low income Americans it is even more sobering. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 146 million Americans are either “poor” or “low income”.

    3 – Today, approximately 20 percent of all children in the United States are living in poverty. Incredibly, a higher percentage of children is living in poverty in America today than was the case back in 1975.

    4 – It may be hard to believe, but approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are currently living in homes that are either considered to be either “low income” or impoverished.

    5 – Poverty is the worst in our inner cities. At this point, 29.2 percent of all African-American households with children are dealing with food insecurity.

    6 – According to a recently released report, 60 percent of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.

    7 – The number of children living on $2.00 a day or less in the United States has grown to 2.8 million. That number has increased by 130 percent since 1996.

    8 – For the first time ever, more than a million public school students in the United States are homeless. That number has risen by 57 percent since the 2006-2007 school year.

    9 – Family homelessness in the Washington D.C. region (one of the wealthiest regions in the entire country) has risen 23 percent since the last recession began.

    10 – One university study estimates that child poverty costs the U.S. economy 500 billion dollars each year.

    11 – At this point, approximately one out of every three children in the U.S. lives in a home without a father.

    12 – Families that have a head of household under the age of 30 have a poverty rate of 37 percent.

    13 – Today, there are approximately 20.2 million Americans that spend more than half of their incomes on housing. That represents a 46 percent increase from 2001.

    14 – About 40 percent of all unemployed workers in America have been out of work for at least half a year.

    15 – At this point, one out of every four American workers has a job that pays $10 an hour or less.

    16 – There has been an explosion in the number of “working poor” Americans in recent years. Today, about one out of every four workers in the United States brings home wages that are at or below the poverty level.

    17 – Right now, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. And that does not even include Social Security or Medicare.

    18 – An all-time record 47.79 million Americans are now on food stamps. Back when Barack Obama first took office, that number was only sitting at about 32 million.

    19 – The number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the entire population of Spain.

    20 – According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”

    21 – Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, close to one out of every six Americans is on food stamps. Even more shocking is the fact that more than one out of every four children in the United States is enrolled in the food stamp program.

    http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/21-statistics-about-the-explosive-growth-of-poverty-in-america-that-everyone-should-know

    • MonkeyMouth

      ………and????????????????

      • Hongwu Emperor

        And? that showing the truth is always interesting, even if it may differ from that humorous video made up by the DPRK =)

    • Kate

      Yeah pretty much, why do you think my family and I left the USA? The unemployment is ridiculous and the situation bleak and I’m a highly educated, certified teacher. It has become difficult to live for every class except the 1%.

      • Panda Banana

        come one now, that is a ridiculous statement. Even you are highly educated, doesn’t mean that you know your job. The reason you couldn’t get a job can be a totally different one.

        “It has become difficult to live for every class except the 1%.’

        really? are you sure? you people should stop complaining, making others responsible for your own incompetence…it has never paid out to be a crybaby. If you are really highly educated like you mentioned then you should ask yourself what you did, and probably still do wrong.

        • ex-expat

          difficult to live for every class except the 1% is ridiculous, and far from the truth

          • Demn

            perhaps she is an avid fan of north korea propaganda that is why she makes this kind of ridiculous statement

        • Guest

          I am good at my job though. I graduated my program with a 3.9 in my field, president of the student teaching association at my college, many, many great professional recommendations, I won student teacher of the year at my college as well and I have lots of experience. When I came back to the USA, I found that the unemployment in my field in my area was extremely high. Most of the teachers who graduated still did not have a job because there were no jobs. My own county laid off 8 of their long time teachers because of budget. The field has been flooded with grads who have no chance at a job posiyion because teaching positions are being eliminated, not created. I was getting email after email from principals informing they had over 500 applicants for 1 job, and many applicants are laid off veteran teachers. But hey you must also know so much about being a teacher and what its like huh? So please share with me your great experience on the situation that teachers are facing currently. Or probably easier for you is to just hurl insults at me because i get the feeling you would do that to me even if I had posted “Sunny days are nice”.

        • Blarsd

          Isn’t the city of Chicago closing almost 60 school coz of lack of money. California filed for bankruptcy? The state the nation is shaite

    • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

      That has all the earmarks of conspiracy theories. Sorry but if that’s your source, I ain’t buyin your story.

      Nor am I buying any of you gold coins stop asking.

    • donkeykong

      “Poor” in America does not have the same definition as “poor” in other countries.
      Almost all Americans have food, TV, a place to sleep,etc.

      Just try visiting poor people in other countries, and you will see that they have no food and their house is made from rubbish.

      • BiggJ

        Yeah poverty in the US is like high class in most countries in the world. Even poverty is like over $20,000 for a family. Just different standards and scale.

        • Zhegezhege

          Exactly.

          But some people prefer to don their tin foil hats and preach doom.

          We should all watch The House I Live In though.

    • ScottLoar

      Such figures paint a horrible depiction of American government and society until one discovers that by a combination of federal and state agencies each year more than – are you ready for this?! – US$80,000.00 is spent on every impoverished person in the US to relieve them of poverty. Yes, more than Eighty Thousand Dollars for each person. That’s the truth, guy. Source: America’s Ineffective Antipoverty Effort, The New York Times. Look it up.

      • Paul Schoe

        Yes Scott, but as the title of your document already indicates, it is: “Uneffective Antipoverty Effort”, so it doesn’t really help those people too much, which makes the horrible picture of Lavista even more troublesome.

        If a family lives on or below minimum, it doesn’t really help when the government spends 80.000 US$ on that family, when, maybe except for some food stamps, that money doesn’t reach them. Their situation is dire, and when children are involved, it seriously hampers the ability of those children to grow out of that situation (= is almost impossible for them). A worrisome situation indeed.

  • Washington Bullets

    Yeah. There are no birds in my yard. They’ve all been eaten. If only North Korea were here to give us back our bags of USAID rice…

  • carmouflagger

    Song of teh article :
    White America – Eminem?
    Sorry Kedafu (i know you’re here) :)

  • markus peg

    Oh yay the joy! North Korean cake lets all wait in line for a day to enjoy such a handout from the grand Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea

  • Kate

    Lol American snow must be the most fattening in the world ( ̄∇ ̄)づ

    • mr.wiener

      It is in fact manna from heaven, don’t forget you made a covenant with god and have been his chosen people for some time now.

    • linette lee

      hahaha…yeah..the pigeons do great job adding nutrients.
      Whoever made this video should add those big fat pigeons and they are not afraid of human.

  • MonkeyMouth

    this has gotta be an april fool’s joke. except for the ‘north korean coffee’ thing… i am enjoying some right now

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  • North Korean slayer

    Fatty kim you are damp fucking stupid!

    • mr.wiener

      That would be ignorant, fornicating and…wet?

      • the ace of books

        Well, the latter two often come together …

        • mr.wiener

          ’tis true.

  • the ace of books

    Hey – can anyone who has access to Youtube copypasta the real translation for the video? I’ve heard it’s in the YT description, but … well, China.

    The Hull “translation” is amusing, but only mildly. B- effort. Needs to go further, and be more outrageous, to be truly funny.

  • Bugs Bunny

    。。。
    guess some other people did this video…just joke at north korea…
    but after watch this, i wanna go home again,i wanna stay with my parents eat well everyday and no need to pay one coin…i feel lucky, thanks my dear parents…and my father always buys a lot snacks for me,yummy!always take a package of potato chips when gets back from outside….they always treat me as a kid…
    thanks so much, you worked so hard for us…

  • Jim M.

    If you can understand Korean, you will realise the English voiceover has absolutely zero correlation with the original.

    He just made it up totally, but it’s hilarious anyway.

  • Technically it is correct. A lot of water sources are fed by melting snow from mountains. This flows into tributaries of major rivers, or minor rivers, and then sometimes into lakes or other kinds of reservoirs where we get our drinking water. Birds are pretty popular, as most of us love chicken. Turkey is a traditional food, after all If you’re talking about wild birds in trees, well, turkey season is upon us (my favorite hunting season), not to mention duck and dove seasons. Thank you, North Korea, for taking the time to learn these important geographic, biological, and cultural aspects of our great nation.

  • dconn

    They all huddle together……….pause………with the homosexual. ???HAHAHAH

  • is Alain, the lovable British commenter, banned from cS??

    • BiggJ

      He was banned for saying “my dear boy” too much.

      • noooo… suddenly there is a gap in my soul that can never be fill…
        the British phrases he throw around in cS complete me.. now I feel like…

        like a lion wishing to caress a peach but can never do so because he has paws…

        or a painter with half complete painting and a broken brush…

        or the sun chasing after his lover the moon…

        someone have to continue his legacy and use British phrases in their comment… or I, and countless other cS commenter, will be left empty with disappointment, like the lion, the painter and the sun… not jolly good…

        • mr.wiener

          Ha ha! you Malaysians. Admit it, you miss the English don’t you?

          • just the phrases, dear boy, just the phrases, hah hah hah!

          • Ruaraidh

            Surely a Malaysian might on occasion, look north to Vietnam or south to Indonesia, and for just a fleeting moment think to himself: There but for the grace of the British go we.

          • I am certain many, on occasion when they were facing the north or the south, say something along the line “well we didnt turn out that way, a toast to the British” much to the confusion of the north and the south, to see a cup raise whenever we look at them. “hear hear”

          • donscarletti

            Honestly, there is something about the mindset and mannerisms of the Malaysian Chinese upper classes that seems about as oriental as roast lamb with mint sauce or a ploughman’s lunch. I’m wondering if their skin turned yellow and they stayed there.

          • mr.wiener

            I’m thinking perhaps it is because under the British the Chinese thrived in Malaysia rather than being a distrusted [despised?] minority.

        • ScottLoar

          “like a lion wishing to caress a peach but can never do so because he has paws…”

          And like me as I see so many nice ladies with tight asses passing me on the street…

          • someone hack your account?

            the only way to rid of temptation is to yield to it

          • ScottLoar

            Dear Gerhana;

            If I were to yield to temptation and pat, pinch, poke, stroke, grip, grab and smack every tight-assed girl in Shanghai that passes me you’d soon see it as a scandal posted and remarked on by ChinaSmack.

            Still, whenever there are volunteers but, say, do you live in Shanghai? Which street, and I’ll post myself on the corner.

            None other than the real me no less.

          • Men need to be scandalous. Mad, bad and dangerous to know, you know. Whats that? did you hear that? I think Shanghai girls are calling you…. Free your hands from the shackle and spread your wings…To romantic men such as you, women will say no to spice up their yes, a chili only the romantics can provide. Fly, and taste your freedom!

            Looking forward to read about you in ChinaSmack. All lovers are viewed negatively… their comments will only validate you

  • ScottLoar

    This article may be a spoof but stranger things do exist. On the mainland Chinese television program 头脑风暴 (Brainstorm) one of the topics recently discussed was should parents send their school-age child overseas to study? Each debate is represented by pro or contra speakers with comments from the audience. On the pro side a mother wanted her child to go to the US to see the nature she’d known as a child but now gone in China (“the red dragon flies are now gone, but I saw them again in the US”). The last to speak claimed to have spent three years in the US (and these debates invariably involve the US) and argued that no, America had no wildlife, that in the three years in the US he hadn’t seen a wild animal like a rabbit because “American people like to go hunting you know”. It seems hard to believe that anyone with experience of the US can be so insulated from the society or land that they cannot see rabbits, raccoons, possums, deer even coyotes running wild in our biggest cities (a coyote ran under a cab stopped for a red light on South Michigan Avenue outside the Art Institute in Chicago; this was more than 12 years ago) while the outskirts of metropolitan areas in some places have cougars, moose, and elk visiting the neighborhoods. I do confess I’ve never seen bison thundering past a housing development but friends outside Denver have taken a picture of a cougar in their backyard.

    • don mario

      link pls

      • ScottLoar

        Link what? The coyote under the taxi (look to The Chicago Tribune reporting such an instance), or the tv show 头脑风暴?

        • don mario

          oh, i thought u saw anothre video .. haha i didnt read it right.

    • Saw several racoons on the back of our Hotel on Jamaica avenue (Queens, New York) and a fox on Hollywood Hills (California). The only wildlife in a Chinatown is hanging in some display windows outside of wet markets or restaurants.

  • BiggJ

    Here’s some Chinese propaganda for ya’. This is the shit I was talking about Germandude.

    • BiggJ

      This

      • donscarletti

        Diao Yu Dao tofu, a bit of territorial sovereignty in every bite!

        • Hongwu Emperor

          Nice and yummy propaganda!!
          Never before, propaganda was so tasty LOL ;)

          Anyways, diaoyu belongs to China, if not to China [PRC] to the ‘other’ China [ROC] =) never to Japan, with or without tofu.

  • jeffli

    There are some north Americans, Australians, New Zealanders and UK citizens etc. that are doing it rough! Thats why I’m sick of and tired of hearing “Oh the poor Chinese” or “the poor North Koreans”.
    Stop sending aid and donations to these stupid countries. Let them look after themselves. People have lived in North Korea for thousands of years and only now they’re starving?
    what about better lives for New Zealand’s Maoris or Australian Aboriginals? These Asian countries never show respect! They just hold their begging bowls out, criticise and carry on.
    A lot of foreigners gave their lives trying to help these bastards and for what?

    North koreans, south koreans Chinese, malays or what ever, wake up and stand on your your OWN two feet! I have some respect for Japan – a small group of islands with limited resources manages to develop and look after its own 1000 times better than these other stupid asian countries!

    Reagan was right…”let ’em eat jelly beans!”

    • Hongwu Emperor

      The japanese didn’t built the great wall, neither the forbidden city, neither the walled cities, neither the Tiantan [temple of heaven] neither the Shang bronzeware.

      And me, neither my people does not need any STUPID help from you vermins. Besides, china is not asking for help for you guys. unless HELP means PAY BACK YOUR DEBTS. maybe THAT is the ”help to the chinese” you mention here.

      About Korea: Like you said, korea didn’t needed help for thousands of years right? that’s because back then they were united [not everytime lol] into Kingdoms, basically what Korea needs to do now. Abolish the South/North stuff, burn to the ground Commie/republic modern garbage and bring BACK A KINGDOM

      Time for Joseon/Silla/Baekje/any kingdom v.2.0 =)

      Late edit: oh almost forgot that: you praise Japan for it ”developing” itself with ”limited” resources and blahblah crap right? don’t forget that Japan today would far WORSE than myanmar [burma] or north korea if wasn’t for the Allied [chinese,soviet,USA,etc] effort in bringing down those guys back in ww2.

      Without that, modern japan would be the most fucked up place in Asia, with a shitty military junta making North Korea look like the kindergarten of happiness.

      So yes they ”developed” themselves, thought losing hard to America/china,etc with a US-written constitution and a 5 years american ”reign” over there.

      So Japan’s development/democracy that you speak could only be truly possible thought invasion of their country, destruction of their regime and a whole new stuff there.

      While Chinese managed to develop the same AND even more in less than 30 years by simply turning from communism to ”capitalism” without any foreign invasion/intervention ;)

      I don’t give a FUCK about modern-styled government/development, or else my name wouldnt be Emperor Hongwu, but that’s just a tip for you guy.

    • donscarletti

      Well, the thing about Aboriginal Australians is this.

      If the government gives them free food, medicine and housing, then they’re making them dependent on handouts and destroying the traditional way of life.

      If the government sends in police to curb substance abuse, domestic violence and other endemic issues, then it’s chauvinistically strong-handing the aboriginal community.

      If the government forces a generation of Aboriginal children to go off to boarding school to learn basic literacy, cattle husbandry and vocational skills… well, we know how that all worked out.

      Whereas if they stick a hundred tons of flour onto a boat and send it to some third world shithole a long way away, then nobody is going to get upset. Give some money to build a couple of schools, whatever. It’s just money.

      The Australian government is not short on money. They’ve also got any food or raw material you can think of, wheat, rice, steel, coal as well as medicine, people, weapons, whatever you want. But money and resources needs a good place to spend it where nobody’s going to jump up and call you a racist for it. This is why the Australian government loves giving foreign aid.

    • lol..

    • oh please

  • wagon

    Thanks for the coffee N. Korea. I’m forever thankful.

  • Laowai

    There are homeless and suffering people in the USA, and most of them are racial minorities. But, people in North Korea have it a million times worse.

  • Jace

    I don’t know how they made a video like this, but the imagination is just amazing.

  • Jing Li

    Where’s my fucking cake?! I didn’t get no cake!

  • Andie

    Its sad that all these Americans are leaving comments above mocking this video. This was obviously made to make North Koreans feel that their level of poverty is normal, but this video isn’t that inaccurate.

  • 5,000 years of uncivilization

    Quite humourous. The Korean reporter did mention Romania and there are actual scenes from Romania. (Note the Dacias on the streets)

  • Sean Cauffiel

    It appears that somehow, the North Koreans have invented a time machine, traveled 10 years into the future, and documented the outcome of Obama’s two terms. Amazing!

  • lol, snowbucks.

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  • Sean Cauffiel

    The North Koreans are absolutely brilliant….

    Somehow, they’ve figured out how to construct a time machine, travel 10 years into the future, document the post-Obaman American landscape, and return to 2013 to warn the world of America’s certain peril!

    …. and all before they built a McDonalds.

  • HAHAHA! America can’t be suffering to bad when half the people here look like N. Koreas leader. I mean there are lots of homeless people here, but that is everywhere… this video made me laugh! don’t know if its real or not…but god… its funny.

  • No matter what how important it is that the country and the people in them are responsible for what country are going … America too interfering in other countries … And interferes with their American culture to the world … But the big Focus on people is.

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  • guestlogic

    they said that they got materials from north korea to patch up their homes
    so fucking funny!!!
    and why is everything about snow!!!! hahahahahahaha

  • BlogZilla

    OMG! Why does the Chinese gov’t distribute these lies? I’m American (USA) and I can tell you unequivocally that most Americans don’t live like this. We have a high standard of living. No one eats raw birds. We drive cars, WE have night clubs, etc..WE eat at restaurants. Organic food is available.

  • diverdude7

    that dude has some sorta snow fixation! ‘hot snow’ ? that’s a new one for me… second funny part was how the cities are disguised as European ones,,, or something like that. darn, they are onto us !

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