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North Korea's Elite Hit Hardest As State-Run Economy Falters Under Sanctions

WorldNews Thursday, 18 April 2019
North Korea's Elite Hit Hardest As State-Run Economy Falters Under SanctionsIt read like typical North Korean propaganda: soldiers toiling on snowy hills near the border with China, racing to finish construction on a tourist resort and making great sacrifices for the glory of the state, The New York Times reports. But the report in March in a North Korean state newspaper also revealed the economic dysfunction under Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader. Workers building up the city of Samjiyon, one of Kim’s marquee projects, were “breaking the frozen ground with hammers and chisels and carrying earth with stretchers and gunny sacks,” the report said. The report, in the newspaper Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the government, followed South Korean media reports of...
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