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New Year message from Kim Jong-un: Same old, same old

Some foreign commentators found it a significant change that Kim Jong-un in this year’s New Year’s address seldom mentioned grandfather Kim Il-sung and father Kim Jong-il. But in fact he didn’t have much need to mention his ruling forebears by name. Particularly regarding economic policy, much of what he said in the speech sounded like […]