February 22, 2020

When North Korea almost backed China-style economic reforms
A brief flirtation with Dengist marketization was abandoned - only a few years before the famine
In the 1980s, North Korea briefly experimented with Chinese-style reforms. The project led to great controversy and a round of purges inside the lower echelons of the top leadership.For a brief time, however, to those who knew what was going on, it appeared as if North Korea might be about to follow China and, tentatively, open up its economy.The details are sketchy, but it appears that