Is North Korea open to travelers? No, but it may also depend on China


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In 2008, the national anthems of both North Korea and the United States resonated throughout the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre — echoing hopes of a thawing relationship between the countries. The curtains have since long closed on these hopes. The historic concert, performed by the New York Philharmonic is one of Mark Edward Harris' favorite moments of his 10 trips to the "Hermit Kingdom." Harris, a Los Angeles-based photographer, told CNBC that he hopes to return to North Korea soon. Covid holdouts in Asia — such as Japan and Hong Kong — have relaxed border restrictions, but North Korea is...