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Key Results of The Eighth Party Congress in North Korea (Part 2 of 2)

Rüdiger Frank

The Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) was held in North Korea earlier this month. The first part of this report highlighted mainly economic issues such as the growing dominance of the state over the market, an increasingly domestic focus of economic policy, parallels to South Korea’s development in the 1970s and details on key industries. Part two focuses on internal North Korean dynamics, the DPRK’s national security policy and its foreign relations.

Department of East Asian Studies
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502027 Political economy, 506007 International relations
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