South Koreans to light new giant Christmas tree near border despite North Korean anger

December 2, 2014 2:46 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has approved a Christian group's plan to set up and illuminate a large Christmas tree near the border with North Korea in spite of the almost certain fury it will provoke from Pyongyang.

South Korea dismantled a 43-year-old frontline Christmas three-shaped tower in October because of safety worries. The structure stoked tensions because officially atheist Pyongyang saw it as propaganda warfare.

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