North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Photo: ReutersNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters

Kim Jong-un once scorned North Korean cosmetics. UN sanctions force him to change his mind

  • As international sanctions take their toll, Kim Jong-un has started visiting North Korean cosmetics factories with his wife to promote local products
  • For decades, the reclusive country tried to keep Western influences out. But that has changed since Kim came to power in 2011

Topic |   North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Photo: ReutersNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju, visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Photo: Reuters
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