NGO Choson Exchange has been sending financial gurus to teach a few of the country's elite about business.
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Somehow, it doesn't seem that Carnival, Celebrity, NCL, Cunard, et al have anything to worry about...
In other news, a "national contest among traveling art squads of youth shock brigades" has drawn to a close.
North Korea has often expressed its desire to join the rest of the civilized world, then changing little.
"I gave them the Polaroid but they couldn't figure out what it was right away...The image started to emerge. All their faces cracked into astonished smiles."
A sign? Or yet another one of the annual "economic openings" North Korea stages when the previous year's harvest begins to run out?
"An affluent household nowadays is expected to own a fridge, even if it is used as a bookshelf (as was the case with one of my North Korean acquaintances)."