February 24, 2024
Analysis

Life in a N. Korean town since the ‘90s famine

As national economy evolved, so did industry and social life in the smaller townships

How did a small North Korean township look back in the late 1990s, in the already bygone era of the beloved Marshal Kim Jong Il?

Let us look at the layout of one particular place: the city of Hoeryong, located on the border with China (i.e. the northernmost part of North Korea).