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Both simplified and traditional characters remain in use to this day
The measure, scheduled for December 22, will harm regular people and work against U.S. interests
DPRK history is full of powerful men manipulating the past — researchers must tread carefully
Reporters must be more responsible in separating fact from the fiction
News of the elder statesman's replacement marks the end of a remarkable political career
North Korea's history is woven into its political system -- and makes real reform seem unlikely
Pyongyang deftly exploited Moscow's weakness in securing its independence
Reforms to management incentives have increased efficiency in recent years, though impediments to real growth remain
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