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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Park Sang-Kwon
It's just one floral tribute among hundreds here, but the stand of white paper chrysanthemums draped by a ribbon of Korean characters bears some unique political and diplomatic weight. The wreath expresses the condolences of new young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the death of Unification Church founder and spiritual guide the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
The profits, though modest, already have come — Mr. Park said the 10-year-old Pyeonghwa Motors turned its first profit three years ago and remains in the black, though its production run of fewer than 2,000 cars a year is dwarfed by South Korea's other major automakers.
But selling 2,000 cars annually in a desperately poor country like North Korea, with its rudimentary credit, sales and service infrastructure, is "like selling 200,000 cars a year in some Western markets," Mr. Park said.