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Chinese fisherman wade past North Korean factory

North Korea, 11-2003..A Chinese fisherman wades passes a North Korean factory along the 1,400-km North Korea-China border. (Exactly location cannot be revealed.)..China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country.. .North Korea is the world's most insular and totalitarian state. Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...

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North Korea, 11-2003..A Chinese fisherman wades passes a North Korean factory along the 1,400-km North Korea-China border. (Exactly location cannot be revealed.)..China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country.. .North Korea is the world's most insular and totalitarian state. Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...