September 28, 2022

N.Korea focuses on “light industry” growth in 2017: state media

In contrast with nuclear-focused January 2016, Kim Jong Un visits bag and kimchi factories

North Korean state media reports since New Year's Day suggest that North Korea's economic development strategy of 2017 will be more heavily focused on expanding light industry.

“The gates of happiness will be opened sooner, should we push out the various and high-quality products that are made by our (North Korean) hands,” North Korean ruling party organ Rodong Sinmun said on Tuesday.