North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju watch a performance celebrating the anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s birth at the Mansudae Art Theatre in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju watch a performance celebrating the anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s birth at the Mansudae Art Theatre in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
Kim Jong-un

Is North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un learning to delegate?

  • The ‘Supreme Leader’ is believed to have created a post of ‘first secretary’ to operate as his second-in-command, relieving him from tedious office work and freeing him up to concentrate on more pressing strategic policy concerns
  • It may be an effort to rehabilitate the country’s international image, experts say, but few expect Kim to become any less dictatorial or power hungry

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju watch a performance celebrating the anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s birth at the Mansudae Art Theatre in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju watch a performance celebrating the anniversary of Kim Jong-il’s birth at the Mansudae Art Theatre in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
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