In an apparent first, North Korea — a country that struggles to feed its 24 million people — has aired a beer commercial on state television.
The advertisement, which lasted nearly three minutes after a news program on Thursday, showed a grinning Korean man with sweat on his face holding a glass of beer, with a caption that read, "Taedong River Beer is the pride of Pyongyang."
The commercial said the beer relieves stress and improves health and longevity. It also showed images of a pub it said was in the capital of Pyongyang, filled with people drinking.
Normally, there are no advertisements on television in North Korea, an isolated, communist country that tightly controls its economy and is wary of capitalistic influences.
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Location: Pyongyang, P'yongyang-si, Korea (North) (load item map)
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