Hot on the heels of the USA announcing its withdrawal from the TPP, North Korea has announced its intention to join the TPP. The tersely worded statement from Pyong Yang stated “Now the imperialist pigs [USA] have withdrawn from the TPP, we feel it may be a welcoming forum to express our disgust for free markets by vexatiously suing member states and their major industries”
In celebration of the decision, the PLA put on a parade to the tune of Hall Oates “You make my dreams come true” in a mocking tribute to the USA’s withdrawal. Keen eyes will note Korea’s deceased former leader has been video edited into some of the footage. Viewers are advised that some of the people shown here may be have passed away, especially the one’s not paying attention on camera.