‘We know hardly anything about Kim Jung eun’ heralded the world’s media hardly eight months ago. And in the main these words remain true.
Now, we know he’s married, has a baby daughter, and his wife is a ph.d.
Now, we, also know, that the young leader of North Korea has signaled a cultural opening to his people, especially the young that the ‘hermit’ DPRK is welcoming change as befits style, entertainment, and the economy, yet is not letting its military guard down a whit the for simple reason the country has been at war since 1950, and long suffering for the signing of a peace treaty which neither the US nor South Korea are willing to reach!
The ‘New York Times’ might comment, say, that the hemlines of women police in Pyongyang are a tad higher, without drawing the obvious conclusion that so slight a change is a bellwether of other changes to come.
A young leader is breathing new life into the DPRK which his grey bread senior leadership are going along with. And that says volumes.