July 21, 2012

Kim Jong-un Plans Major Economic Reforms

Benjamin Kang Lim, Reuters

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Impoverished North Korea is gearing up to experiment with agricultural and economic reforms after young leader Kim Jong-un and his powerful uncle purged the country's top general for opposing change, a source with ties to both Pyongyang and Beijing said.

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