March 01, 2021

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Jang Jin-sung

Jang Jin-sung is North Korea’s former poet laureate under Kim Jong Il, and is now Editor-in-chief of New Focus International. 

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Kim Jong Un’s New Year Speech: What it Really Means (Part 2 of 2)

North Korea's former poet laureate takes a look at Kim Jong Un's New Years Speech - it seems this year is all about strengthening legitimacy, not economic reform or bold foreign policy.

Jang Jin-sung January 3, 2013

Kim Jong-un’s New Year Speech: What It Really Means

North Korea's former poet laureate takes a look at the new leader's shifting tone of voice.

Jang Jin-sung January 2, 2013