August 18, 2022

Rodong Sinmun op-ed calls for DPRK to pursue reform, “knowledge-based economy”

Rare commentary by economist says steps should be taken to encourage enterprises' "initiative"

A rare op-ed by a North Korean economist carried by ruling party organ the Rodong Sinmun on Monday urged the country to pursue reform and transition to a high-tech "knowledge-based economy."

The op-ed, titled “The significant demand for the implementation of the Party’s new strategic line,” was published under the name of Professor Ri Gi Song at the Institute of Economy at the DPRK Academy of Social Science.