North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits a farm with members of the Korean People’s Army in a photo released at the same time as tougher UN sanctions were announced. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS

Kim, the economy and why UN sanctions did not bring North Korea to the summit table

Although UN sanctions have limited growth, North Korea’s financial health – and the physical health of its people – seem to be stabilising

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits a farm with members of the Korean People’s Army in a photo released at the same time as tougher UN sanctions were announced. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.