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How is North Korea responding to climate change?

Online news site The Conversation published an interesting piece on May 16, 2014, titled “Behind North Korea’s surprising compliance on climate change.” The article argues that North Korea, with its vulnerable agricultural system threatened by the impact of climate change, … Continue reading

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Who will buy Kim Il Sung’s bling?

image via coinshome.net The story goes that in 1972, the North Korean state planned to cast a 65-foot tall gold statue of Kim Il Sung to celebrate his 60th birthday. When Pyongyang’s irate economic patrons in Beijing confronted the North … Continue reading

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Price Volatility and World Rice Trade

North Korea’s nominal rice price took a huge dip in late January/early February as prices in Pyongyang fell KPW 1100 to KPW 5600, KPW 1500 to KPW 5500 in Sinuiju, and KPW 100 to KPW 6500 in Hyesan. These figures … Continue reading

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