Saturday, December 26, 2009

Loose change for December 25, 2009

 North Korea news and stuff 
  •  The Chosun Ilbo has a piece on Kristine Kwok of the South China Morning Post and the experiences and difficulties she and other Western journalists faced in North Korea when she accompanied PRC Premier Wen Jiabao to Pyongyang.
  • North Korea's ceremonial head, Supreme People's Assembly President Kim Yongnam, reportedly told visiting American business leaders about how threatened North Korea feels from its neighbors.
  • Kim Jong-il nearly doubled the number of "field guidance" trips this year, from 90 in 2008 to 156 in 2009. 
  • This story suggests the United States will pursue a "Ukrainian solution" to denuclearizing North Korea.
 Other Korea-related stuff 
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