North Korea is Changing?

park cha-mon - a s.korean US citizen, mentions the change in the north
Philippines
October 27, 2012 3:46am CST
Since when the heck did they start having Capitalist Lessons? I've watch a video about so called capitalization of Pyongyang. I am sure they have internet and advanced computers, how ever they should be allowed to see the world outside. A private School there, for males only learning how to dance the western way? the head of the department is from Seoul University and Studied in Canada. however, isn't that not allowed since idealogy is self sufficiency. in my point of view, these people are hungry for knowledge, if they do take it seriously the way they did train themselves before in other knowledge, they will be the next future tiger besides their Neighboring South. are you kidding? they have a market, a tourist fee spots and those are capitalist ideas =D they can always stick to their guts hating US but have Capitalism at the same time. what do you think?
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@rsa101 (15621)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Oct 12
Well I think they are just adapting what China did to their country. They still are communist country but they do allow themselves to be capiatalist in someway and have started allowing western influences to go in their culture and started to open up with the world. I think this worked is China that is why they are one booming country in Asia. But still the government practically control everything. I think this is what the NK is planning to do to boost their economy. I think they realized that their economy will not really grow if they would stick to their ideology.
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• Philippines
27 Oct 12
perhaps, with China;s blessings. However, I still think this might be just a little improvement. They still have nukes and many countries are still suspicious of their actions. They might be opening for a bit, and we don't know what they are planning about. I think we need to be concerned because this will affect us one way ro another. Anyway, countries who has known the North will have trouble in settling their fears with this development. This is just small and unless drastic chnages are introduced, specifically on the government,there will still be many who are fearful of this nation's government.
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@rsa101 (15621)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Oct 12
Yeah most probably since they are allies it might be that they advised that they should open up a little bit to make their economy improved. So far for countries that are of socialist type of government it is North Korea that has sticked to the closed economy and I think it is high time to open up to feel improvements in their economy. Vietnam just recently opened up and their economy has boomed since they started adapting to capitalist economy. Although they are not accepting it totally that they have shifted but we can obviously see from what they are doing is not socialist anymore but of capitalist already.
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Hello Rsa101, they should find some one else to lead the country and not just the kim family alone. I think it really won't last because of the crisis, China would experience another Revolution if they don't allow human rights or not protecting NK refugees. well, they are trulyan ally to china
• Pamplona, Spain
27 Oct 12
Hiya LK, Have to be very honest here because I know literally nothing about North Korea at all except from some very little bit of news that you might get to hear about every 20 years or so that is how things are on the News here. Here is my view its only a view that they should learn about the land they were born in first and then when they are much older be free to choose to learn about what they want. North Korea itself the land I mean must be really a nice place however whatever the people who governs there do is another thing altogether. Another view of mine is that it is not good for them to continually hate someone or something all their life as they will only ruin their own progress in the finish whatever it is they are hating it is not worth it that is if they are really hating something which I truly hope not. We can all dislike someone, something or something to that effect. You have to be true to your own ideas and not the ideas of someone else. I truly hope they find their own ideas and stick to them and not come out all stereotyped.xxx
• Pamplona, Spain
27 Oct 12
Hiya LK., Right on the Western media the European only tells you what they want to. I do know a bit about a few people that try to escape. Some make it out of the Country others do not. Now I do not have much time to research anything as others are on here doing there work you see so I have a time limit for everything. I have to be very fast writing and quick at answering. This is life here at the moment everyone is writing dozens of applications for jobs because all in this house do not have a job again. I do know of the enormous difficulties but I did not think it the right place to put any of the strong stuff here. Heart rendering Stories I know a few of them about the North Koreans and they are such nice people the ordinary people the people who live like we do from day to day.xxx Someday the way they are being forced to live has to end. I do not know when it will end but I hope it ends very soon goodness knows they have suffered enough already.xxx
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
They really appear to me as though they don't want their culture to be affected by other countries. The word "Preservation" here is not enough to define it. It's more of an "obsession" what they're doing.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
27 Oct 12
Perhap Kim Junior is not that hardcare compare to his deceased old man as far as economy is concerned, he is more pragmatic and is realistic about north Korea's dilemma in the mid of food shortage and mass starvation, he is more inclined to loosen up a bit on the grip of his domestic economy policy upon advise by his Big brother comrade up north, he want to allow capitalism to thrive a bit inside N.Korea for the benefit of his state control enterprises, like the case in China, he can see enormous benefits had come for the state's held interests once the market is allowed to liberated in a control and regulated manner, at the same time, hoping his mass starvated subjects and military officer can be more forgiven toward his sudden ascend to the throne of his father, the new young leader is less of a socialism ideaologue compare to his deceased old man in many ways judging at his policy ever since he is at the helm of communist party.
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
I believe that they are now evolving to something good. I think, a drastic change can lead to something good for their country and to all countries worldwide as well. I hope they would accept that they really need something new, help from the outside for them to adopt new ways just like the other progressive countries. I hope everything will turn out to be for the betterment of everybody there. Thanks