April 16, 2024
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North Korea’s economic situation is “very difficult,” party daily admits

Rodong Sinmun calls for greater self-sacrifice, knowledge-sharing among economic officials

North Korea’s authoritative party daily in a rare admission on Wednesday reported that the country's economic situation has become "very difficult," urging citizens to enter into a “spirit of sharing difficulties.”

The article, written by staff reporter Kim Chung Song and carried in the Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), said North Koreans must work harder in “prioritizing national interests."

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