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Beach Watch: North Korea’s Wonsan Gets a Boost

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A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jenny Town, Peter Makowsky and Irv Buck

In Kim Jong Un’s 2019 New Year’s address, he emphasized the importance of economic development and listed a few of his priority projects, including the Wonsan-Kalma Tourist Zone. While Kim may have been somewhat critical of this project’s status when he visited the zone last October, significant progress has been made in the past two years to prepare for an October 2019 opening.

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