North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang in a photograph provided by North Korea on June 18. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang in a photograph provided by North Korea on June 18. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang in a photograph provided by North Korea on June 18. Photo: AP
North Korea

How will ‘emaciated’ Kim Jong-un ride out a famine in North Korea? With China’s help

  • Analysts say the hermit kingdom’s economic woes and food shortages are likely to continue, though the situation is not as dire as in the late 1990s
  • But Beijing is ready to step in with further aid should things worsen, and a visibly thinner Kim can help unify the country, they add

Topic |   North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang in a photograph provided by North Korea on June 18. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang in a photograph provided by North Korea on June 18. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks during a Workers’ Party meeting in Pyongyang in a photograph provided by North Korea on June 18. Photo: AP
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