July 28, 2012

Is Change in North Korea for Real?

JoongAng Daily, JoongAng Daily

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South Korea’s intelligence agency chief confirmed signs of reform in the reclusive North Korean regime under the helm of its young leader Kim Jong-un. Won Sei-hoon, director of the National Intelligence Service, told the National Assembly Intelligence Committee that Pyongyang has organized a task force to reform its rigid state-controlled economic system at the order of Kim, who recently inherited the “Marshal” title of his late father Kim Jong-il. He said the team is working on unifying the economic projects that had been previously led by the party and military under the government, scaling down the cooperative farm workforce, allowing more freedom in corporate management and raising workers’ wages.

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