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North Korea: Kim Jong-un family

Kim Jong Un is the third generation of North Korea’s ruling Kim family, the first and now only hereditary socialist dynasty. But while still in his early thirties, he appears to be as deft with wielding power as his grandfather, “eternal president” Kim Il Sung, and father, “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il.

North Korea: Kim Jong-un family

North Korea: New economy

Grassroots barter and trade that began as a necessity in the famine years of the 1990s has grown into a quasi-legal market system that is now one of the most important drivers of North Korea’s domestic economy. For those who know how to navigate it, called the “money masters”, there are riches to be had.

North Korea: New economy