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Lena Schipper

Lena Schipper

is The Economist’s bureau chief in Seoul


The art of diplomacy

One of the world’s largest art studios is in an unexpected location: North Korea. Lena Schipper explores how it mixes propaganda with profit

The art of joylessness

An encounter in a restaurant car reminds Lena Schipper, The Economist’s assistant news editor, of her countrymen’s unique ability to make themselves miserable