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Outside analysts say they have seen tentative early signs of an economic thaw under Kim Jong-un, including agriculture reforms and the establishment of more-liberal enterprise zones in partnership with neighboring China. But the North remains one of the most unpredictable and opaque markets for outsiders to penetrate.
Just this week, North Korean officials angrily rejected as insufficient offers of food and medical aid from the South after floods and typhoons caused extensive damage and loss of life during the summer.
The “negligible” amount of aid offered was intended as an “insult” to the North, an unidentified spokesman for the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society said in remarks broadcast Thursday by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.
“This goes to clearly prove that the South Korean puppet group’s proposal to offer aid is nothing but a gesture to gain gratitude and save its face under public pressure,” the official said.
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Raised in Northern Virginia, David R. Sands received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He worked as a reporter for several Washington-area business publications before joining The Washington Times.
At The Times, Mr. Sands has covered numerous beats, including international trade, banking, politics ...
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