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SEOUL — North Korea has formed a task force to overhaul the reclusive country’s rigid economic management under new ruler Kim Jong-Un’s reform initiatives, South Korea’s intelligence officials said.
The task force is reviewing a set of economic measures drafted on June 28 that focus on improving the country’s chronic food shortages and sluggish industry.
It is part of efforts to solidify Kim’s credentials as the country’s supreme leader, the officials said.
“The North is expected to unveil new policies sooner or later,” an official said.
Another source said the measures are likely to be announced in September or October.
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