There is an excellent 4 page report in the Times Of London
made by two reporters who entered the closed country as potential investors. I have also recently reported on the food ration decrease and tax increase
, defacing of Kim Jong Il posters
and removal of Kim Jong Il photos in prominent places
that all seem to suggest something is happening in the country.
Times of London
Once we had crossed the steel bridge into this hermetic member of President George W Bush’s "axis of evil", much of what we saw suggested that the party’s reign is a facade.
As we shivered in the frontier post the portraits of Kim and his late father, Kim Il-sung, stared down from the wall as if nothing had changed. But the cult of the Kim dynasty, its "perfect" theory of Juche — patriotic self-reliance — and the utopian society of which the official guides boast are visibly breaking down.
Tipped by: The Command Post which has an excellent article, by contributor OneFreeKorea, on this piece that is better than anything I could ever do with it.