State media review: North Korea claims economic success but admits shortages
An in-depth review of Cabinet meetings on economy, water-logged cities and ‘random’ fashion sins
State media projected overall economic success this week even as it acknowledged severe shortages in some sectors, reporting on authorities’ review of progress on top-down economic plans at the half-year mark.
Amid the economic regrouping, propaganda outlets also focused on the importance of controlling people’s clothing and speaking styles, while warning that everyone must pitch in to prevent disaster from heavy rains this month.
The following is a review of the most noteworthy coverage from North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Korean Central Television (KCTV) and other state outlets for
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- 05North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
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- 07In orbit: Everything we know about North Korea’s new spy satellite so far
- 08Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector