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Ri Chun-hee
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    (July 8, 1943- )
    Born in Tongchon, North Korea
    News reader for Korean Central Television (1971-2012)
    Brought out of retirement to announce major news stories, such as North Korean nuclear weapon tests and missile launches, and the 2018 summit between Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump
    She was nicknamed ‘the pink lady’ from the usual color of her outfits.
    She lives in luxury when many North Koreans are starving.
    She delivers the news melodramatically.
    She is openly scornful when discussing Western countries, with one analyst saying, ‘It kind of reminds me of what George Orwell was talking about in 1984, when he talked about the two-minute hate.’
    She grew up in poverty.
    She avoided purges and demotions through three regimes.
    An analyst said that when she delivers positive news, ‘It seems like she’s singing instead of broadcasting the news stories.’
    Lee Jung-eun parodied her broadcasting style in a scene in the Oscar-winning film ‘Parasite.’

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