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What fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30
What fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30
Fresh from three weeks in-country, Peter Ward discusses markets and money in the DPRK
July 31st, 2018

Month in Review

Peter Ward spent the last three and a half weeks traveling around North Korea, observing first-hand the increasing marketization of the country and its impact on society. Whether this will lead to reform and opening up is another question, he says, but people’s lives are certainly improving.

Also discussed: the DPRK’s unique euphemisms for market activity, how some North Koreans are getting rich without the government’s help, and what locals claim is the country’s “new era” of relations with the U.S.

Peter Ward is a North Korea researcher, just about to graduate with a masters degree from Seoul National University in Sociology with a thesis dissertation on the North Korean fishing industry. He also writes regular analysis for NK Pro and NK News. 

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interview with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.

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