Balloons bringing gifts of rotting garbage have been sent across the Korean border from North Korea.

This is interpreted as a response to the increased number of balloons being sent from the south with a wide variety of things like medical supplies, leaflets and South Korean serial shows.

South Korea has now suspended the 2018 inter-Korean military agreement, with threats of more to come in an unwelcome escalation over the demilitarized zone.

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Produced By: Demos Hammond

Featured In Story: Dr Su-Kyoung Hwang, Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 5 June 2024