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PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: China & North East Asia Monitor;Jun2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on political and economic risks associated with North Korea. An ideological campaign to bolster the image of leader Kim Jong Il has been stepped up in response to signs that his power is waning. Market-style economic reforms begun in July 2002 have allowed struggling North Korean citizens greater access to information from the outside world, showing them the pressures on the leadership amid the crisis over North Korea's nuclear weapons. No actual figures on spending or revenue were provided, but percentage changes and the proportion of total spending allocated were announced, with agricultural spending increasing by 29.1%.
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17138962

 

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