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Night scene of North Korea-China border

Dandong city, China and Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..A night scene of China's gleaming Dandong city (right) and North Korea's Sinuiju city (left). When the sun sets, North Korea plunges into darkness due to eletricty shortage. ..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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Dandong city, China and Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..A night scene of China's gleaming Dandong city (right) and North Korea's Sinuiju city (left). When the sun sets, North Korea plunges into darkness due to eletricty shortage. ..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...