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· November, 2011

Stories about North Korea from November, 2011

North Korea Ranked 3rd in Deforestation

  29 November 2011

North Korean Economy Watch blog consolidated current reports on severe deforestation in North Korea. According to one risk analysis firm, North Korea had the third highest deforestation rate among 180 countries surveyed and the UN estimates that North Korea had lost almost one-third of its entire forest mass.

North Korea Opens its Door for Tourists, But Cellphones are Not Allowed

  18 November 2011

North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, opens its door a tiny crack for tourists to earn hard currency. But tourists are forbidden from bringing cellphone, sending an email and talking to ordinary North Koreans. A travel blogger from the Tripified.ca left sarcastic comments on North Korea's tourism...

Korea: Benetton's New Ad Campaign Features World Leaders Kissing

  17 November 2011

Italian clothing giant Benetton is getting heat for its ad images of world leaders locking lips with their rivals or enemies, such as an image of President Obama kissing his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao. Robert from the Marmot's Hole blog commented on a photo-shopped image of South Korean President smooching...

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China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

  9 November 2011

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it faces, beginning with access to the seas it borders.

Report on North Korea's Digital Revolution

  9 November 2011

Martyn Williams of the North Korea Tech blog wrote about the Nautilus Institute's new report on North Korea. According to the report, North Korea's mobile communications industry has grown so rapidly and widely that even the regime can no longer has absolute control over it.

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