fredag 9. oktober 2015

How the China model could help North Korea – and save Kim Jong-un

It sounds like 21st-century China: a consumer’s paradise where glass skyscrapers race towards the heavens, Porsche convertibles cruise the streets and towering billboards advertise Gucci and Prada. In fact, some believe this is a vision of North Korea’s future if the country’s rulers resolve to follow the footsteps of their neighbours to the north. While many experts view regime collapse as the most likely – and bloody – endgame for Kim Jong-un’s reign, one of the most optimistic scenarios is thatNorth Korea may instead look to China’s experience of economic reform. Read more