Wed, Jan 02, 2013 - Page 5 News List

Kim calls for ‘radical’ economic shift

SHIFT:Although the nation would turn its efforts toward building the economy, Kim made it clear it would not completely shift away from his father’s ‘military first policy

AFP, SEOUL

However, Kim Jong-un made no mention of the North’s nuclear weapons program, despite growing speculation that Pyongyang is preparing to conduct a nuclear test following the rocket success.

Yang Moo-jin, a professor at Seoul’s University of North Korean Studies, said the general tone of the speech was positive.

“It might signal limited economic reforms this year and also sends a message to South Korea’s incoming president about a desire for improved cross-border relations,” Yang said.

This story has been viewed 1438 times.
TOP top