( CNN) The last period South Korea hosted an Olympic Games, the North went in so far in its attempt to best “members attention” Seoul was get that it drove its economy into perdition and its people into starvation.

Yesterday, on the first official day of the Games, Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of leader Kim Jong Un, took center stage when she met with President Moon Jae-in at South Korea's presidential palace known as the Blue House, where she delivered an invitation to Moon to travel north and meet her brother.

Her historic visit to the South — the first of any member of the ruling Kim family — produced significant media attention, gracing news broadcasts and front pages across the world.

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