Song Un-pyol, manager at the Potonggang department store. Photo: AP

‘Guns and butter’: the real revolution in North Korea may be the rise of consumer culture

The growing emphasis on locally produced consumer goods is partially an attempt to counter Beijing’s influence, as China accounts for nearly all of North Korea’s trade and fuel

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Song Un-pyol, manager at the Potonggang department store. Photo: AP
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