Kim Sang-ho (left) and Lee Geum-soon in Sokcho. Photo: Park Chan-kyong

North Korean refugees fear time has run out for family reunions despite Kim-Trump summit

  • There are about 60,000 South Koreans who have applied for reunions but were refused, and their time is running out
Topic |   Korean peninsula

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Kim Sang-ho (left) and Lee Geum-soon in Sokcho. Photo: Park Chan-kyong
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A poster promoting Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam’s rapid growth is held up as an example for North Korea. But could Pyongyang handle such drastic change?

  • The Vietnamese model of reform is being widely touted as the economic path for impoverished and isolated North Korea to follow
  • Vietnamese per capita GDP has soar almost five-fold since 1986 and kept the ruling Communist Party in power
Topic |   Vietnam

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A poster promoting Vietnam’s Communist Party in Hanoi. Photo: Reuters
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