Jang's Purge a Sign of Bigger Economic Problems in North Korea
East Asia Forum, 2013
4 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 18, 2013
Jang Sung-taek has been purged and executed, in a way that suggests that Kim Jong-un wanted to make a point. This unusual procedure is without a doubt a sign of major problems. Otherwise, the overambitious uncle would have been removed silently, as has happened so many times before.
But putting all this on display before the people is clearly meant to be a statement, and a warning.
Keywords: Korea (North and/or South), North Korea (politics and society), North Korean Economy, North Korea, North Korean Studies
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