Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang
Capital growth, transparency and foreign information are anathema to Kim Jong Un, who draws power from DPRK’s isolation
New South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol unveiled the broad contours of his “audacious” plan for inter-Korean relations last week, promising a slew of economic incentives for North Korea if it makes substantial progress toward denuclearization.
Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong, quickly responded: “We hate Yoon Suk-yeol as a human,” she snapped. “I don’t know what kind of flashy plan [Seoul] will come up with in the future, but I declare now that we will never, ever consider them.”
This was a predictable response as Pyongyang has for years maintained that
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