Mickey Mouse and miniskirts: N. Korea’s new young leader instructs nation in ‘global trends’

Special to

By Lee Jong-Heon,

North Korea’s youthful new ruler Kim Jong-Un has publicly called for the reclusive state to catch up with “global trends” in upgrading the country’s industries — a sign that the Swiss-educated leader may pursue certain reforms.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse have a chat as North Korea's Moranbong band performs in Pyongyang. /AP/KCNA via Korea News Service

Kim used the term “global trends” during recent public activities, according to the North’s state media reports.

This is a remarkable deviation from the country’s decades-long call for economic self-reliance.

During an on-spot guidance tour of Sunan Airport, the gateway to the country’s showcase capital city of Pyongyang, Kim declared:

“It is a global trend for an airport to serve as a satellite city as the role of international airports has been on the rise.”

Kim instructed airport officials to learn from advanced airports in foreign nations, according to the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency on July 5.

Read complete article.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Real-Time News from