South Korean President Moon Jae-in talks with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, while watching North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra's performance in Seoul, South Korea, February 11, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS
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Head held high, Kim's sister returns to N.KoreaA prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her.Kim Yo Jong's visit to South Korea, the first by a member of the North's ruling bloodline since their 1950-53 war, could hardly have come at a more acute time.When shaking hands or eating meals with officials such as South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Kim Yo Jong was all smiles, even agreeing to give a toast suddenly requested of her by the presidential Blue House's chief of staff.Kim Man-heum, head of the Korea Academy of Politics and Leadership, said Kim Yo Jong left a largely positive impression on the South Korean public.Kim Yo Jong's aloof expression when she wasn't meeting with high-ranking South Korean government officials and high-tilted chin prompted scorn from many South Koreans, who said she looked "too haughty" or "uppity".While Kim Yo Jong demurred in front of the cameras, insisting Kim Yong Nam sit first, the impression had been made.
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