December 05, 2022
Analysis

Deepening Relations With China Leading to Economic Reform?

“We will study and learn the successful experiences from China and make efforts to support the growth of the friendly ties between the two nations” said Mun Kyong-dok, a new member of North Korea’s Alternate Politburo, Party Secretary for Pyongyang and a man widely regarded as part of the DPRK’s ‘next generation’ of leadership.

His has not been a lone voice.  In the weeks that have followed Kim Jong-Un’s first public appearance as his father’s confirmed successor as leader, there has been a flurry of activity suggesting that the DRPK is preparing to deepen its relationship with it’s neighbor and closest ally.