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Key Results of The Eighth Party Congress in North Korea (Part 1 of 2)

Rüdiger Frank

The Eighth Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party (KWP, or simply the party) was held in the DPRK from January 5 to January 12, 2021. Such events are rare occasions during which the work of the past is officially analyzed, and strategic goals are set for the immediate and mid-term future. The last such Congress occurred in 2016, after a hiatus of 36 years since the Sixth Party Congress of 1980.
The article summarizes the key results of the congress, with an emphasis on economic affairs (part 1/2).

Department of East Asian Studies
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Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502027 Political economy
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