May 17, 2022

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Jangmadang teaches North Koreans to break rules: Expert

Sokeel Park of LiNK says underground market economy teaches those who've grown up in it more than making money

North Korea’s “Jangmadang generation” has learned more than just how to make money – they have learned to break rules, one expert said.

The term “Jangmadang (market) generation” denotes that, even though North Korea has educated people that capitalism is the enemy, young people have grown up in a different reality.