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Chan Young Bang
Opinion

Opinion

Chan Young Bang

Only Xi Jinping can help Kim Jong-un unlock a bright economic future for a denuclearised North Korea

  • Given the Chinese president’s personal history and China’s pivotal role in North Korea’s economy, Xi is well placed to convince Kim that economic reform is his best option. A US$300 billion fund, financed mostly by China, could get the ball rolling

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Chan Young Bang

Chan Young Bang

Dr Chan Young Bang is president of KIMEP University, principal investigator at the DPRK Strategic Research Centre, and a former economic adviser to the former president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.