‘North Korea’ offended, we’re not ‘Goryeo’ either
Offended ‘North Korea’, we’re not ‘Goryeo’ either
North Korea’s Korean Central Television spelled “Goryeo” instead of “Korea” in its coverage of the women’s soccer quarterfinal match between North Korea and South Korea at the Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on March 30.
According to the Standard Korean Language Dictionary, Goryeo is a figurative term for 1. various puppets in a puppet show, and 2. a person who moves according to the urging of others. However, in general, it is used to describe a country that moves under the direction of another specific country while being used as a puppet regime.
In the past, both South Korea and North Korea have referred to the other as a ‘gongryeo regime’. It was a derogatory term, meaning “puppet”. The term has even been used in official settings. Last month, North Korea’s UN Ambassador Kim Sung Sung referred to the South Korean government as the “Gohroe government” during his speech to the 27th General Debate of the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York.
After disappearing from the international sports scene due to the COVID-19 pandemic, North Korea is set to make a comeback at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
However, the country has always been sensitive about its name when competing against South Korea.
At a press conference after the women’s basketball inter-Korean game on March 29, when a South Korean reporter asked about the “North Korean cheering squad,” a North Korean official responded in English, “We are not ‘North Korea’. We are ‘D.P.R Korea’. We are ‘D.P.R Korea’.” He warned in a strong tone that all countries must be called by their correct names at the Asian Games.
After the women’s soccer match between North and South Korea on March 30, North Korean coach Ri Yu-il also expressed her dissatisfaction with being referred to as the “North Korean side” by reporters.
“We are not North Korea or the North Korean side. We are the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. If you don’t correct it, I won’t answer your questions,” he said.
However, the official state broadcasts used the term “goryeo”. Of course, in his speech to the United Nations, he also used the term “Goryeo government.
Before disappearing from the international sports scene due to COVID-19, North Korean sports officials were seen in a favorable light. Whenever the word “North Korea” was mentioned in a press conference or interview, they would demand a correction in a belligerent voice.
Of course, they were relentless when it came to demeaning the country’s level or status. At the 2011 Asian Cup in Qatar, the North Korean interpreter responded, “We have DVDs, we have the Internet,” when asked how they analyze their team’s performance against South Korea. North Korea’s return to the world stage is cause for celebration. However, 카지노사이트킴 its deterrence will only make things more difficult for everyone.