Reuters and SCMP hold in their reports that Hu Jintao’s and Wen Jiabao‘s meetings, with Kim Jong Un’s uncle Jang Song Thaek, underscores Beijing’s backing for Pyongyang’s plans to rebuild its economy. Indeed, Kim’s takeover of power, and his recent success in the power struggle to remove top conservatives from the North Korean army, have all been achieved with the indispensable support of Chinese leaders.
When North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) asked various Party organisations to resolve food problems, toprove their loyalty on New Year’s Day, it obviously revealed the lack of loyalty among Party organisations. (See my post “A Dynasty on the Verge of Collapse” dated January 29)
The New Year editorial, carried by three North Korean newspapers, went further in reflecting the dire lack of loyalty by urging the whole party, the entire army and all the people to possess a…
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