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Growing Pains

North Korea has signalled it no longer wants to go it alone, but as international sanctions continue, its shift to a growth-led economic model may founder

By NewsChina Updated Oct.1

Workers at an eyeglass store inside Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju visit a factory in August

Primary students at Mangyongdae Children’s Palace in Pyongyang, North Korea

A patient gets a CT scan at Okryu Children’s Hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea

Children play at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang Taedong River Seafood Restaurant, North Korea