A poster featuring the upcoming second summit between the US and North Korea is seen at a restaurant in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE

Trump-Kim summit 2019: From Singapore to Canada, fans of North Korea praise its ‘juche’ ideology and supreme leader

  • The Korean Friendship Association (KFA) is a global network of fervent North Korea supporters who hold activities to put a positive spin on Kim Jong-un’s government
  • They’re led by a Spaniard who regularly dons the North Korean military uniform and maintains he is a “special delegate” of Pyongyang’s committee for cultural relations
Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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A poster featuring the upcoming second summit between the US and North Korea is seen at a restaurant in Hanoi. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Kim Jong-un’s regime has recently undertaken a flurry of diplomatic engagement with Vietnam. Photo: AP

Can North Korea copy Vietnam’s economic miracle?

  • Hanoi’s series of reforms, known as doi moi, turned it into one of the world’s fastest-growing economies
  • But there is much to do before Pyongyang can use them as a road map for development – including getting Kim Jong-un to relax his iron hold on power
Topic |   North Korea

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Kim Jong-un’s regime has recently undertaken a flurry of diplomatic engagement with Vietnam. Photo: AP
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