North Korea has been cracking down on South Korean-made goods since a halt to inter-Korean trade following the sinking of South Korean Navy corvette Cheonan in March.
But the measure has been apparently ineffective. A photo taken in October and obtained Friday by the Chosun Ilbo shows a North Korean Workers Party official’s home in the city of Rajin-Sonbong with a LG TV. Another LG TV is featured in a photo released in September by the [North] Korean Central News Agency of Kim Jong-il visiting the March 5 Youth Mine in Jakang.
In some cases, North Korean authorities are said to file off the logo from South Korean goods, but most North Koreans know they are made in the South due to the brandname on parts inside the goods.