“North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un is stepping up his attempt to rebrand his nation by relaxing a series of laws, it was claimed today.
“Kim Jong Un has also endorsed previously banned foods like pizza, French fries and hamburgers — and given children free trips to zoos and amusement parks.”
In my post “A Dynasty on the Verge of Collapse” on January 29, I said that the North Korean official news agency reflected the lack of loyalty among North Korean people to the Kim Dynasty in its New Year report. “Ultimately, it (the Kim Dynasty) has to feed its people and improve their living standards, especially when its neighbours South Korea and China have become rich and mass protests for democracy are spreading to quite a few countries.” Otherwise, North Korea’s Kim Dynasty is doomed to collapse.
The developments since then prove that North Korea is really turning a new leaf. It is opening up wide to China and is benefiting and will further benefit China by provision of its cheap labour, market and natural resources. I pointed out that the isolation of North Korea may turn it into China’s dependency.
- More changes in North Korea due to China’s influence (chinadailymail.com) (UPDATE)
- KOREA: China Claims Ownership (strategypage.com)
- North Korea Tests the Patience of Its Closest Ally, China (chinadailymail.com)
- North Korean missile launchers came from China (chinadailymail.com)