Suryong skin care: North Korea’s burgeoning cosmetics industry
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Amid a lull in ballistic missile tests, Kim Jong Un’s visit to Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory in late October picked up a lot of attention. After weeks of a heated war of words between Trump and Kim, photos of the North Korean leader holding a variety of cosmetics and box packaging were unexpected, to say the least.
So what brought Kim to a cosmetics factory?
Light industry, for one, has been a focus for Kim in recent weeks.
The Rodong Sinmun, an organ of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and the
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