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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

North Korea's Logistics Revolution: Cell Phones and Private Transportation in North Korea

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Event Date

March 19th 12:00pm - 12:00am EST

Event Description

Since Kim Jong-un came to power in late 2011, North Korea has been experiencing a “logistics revolution” in mobile telecommunications and commercial transportation. The interplay between the two is helping to empower unofficial markets in North Korea as merchants are increasingly relying on cell phones for real-time prices and new private shipping and delivery methods. It is also greatly increasing the mobility of people, goods, and information to levels never before seen in the country.    Please join KEI and HRNK for a presentation by Yonho Kim on how these technological advancements are changing the lives of the average North Korean citizen and a discussion of the possible implications.