Vietnamese watch men wrestle for a ball during the traditional “Vat Cau” or ball wrestling festival on the fifth day of Tet, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year celebration. On his trip to Hanoi, Kim Jong-un may be shocked to discover just how capitalist Vietnam has become. Photo: AFP
Donald Kirk
Opinion

Opinion

Donald Kirk

If communist Vietnam can thrive on capitalist enterprise, why not North Korea?

  • Donald Kirk says aside from a meeting with Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un’s trip to Hanoi may open his eyes to the possibility of unleashing the entrepreneurial spirit in a tightly controlled society, at no risk to his grip on power

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Vietnamese watch men wrestle for a ball during the traditional “Vat Cau” or ball wrestling festival on the fifth day of Tet, Vietnam’s Lunar New Year celebration. On his trip to Hanoi, Kim Jong-un may be shocked to discover just how capitalist Vietnam has become. Photo: AFP
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