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Kim Jong-il’s grandson, a North Korean rebel

By Sat, Oct 20, 2012 7:42PM UTC 0 Comment

Kim Jong-il’s liberal grandson wishes for peace. Fat chance. With phrases like “economic improvement measure” swirling around Kim Il-sung Square and as short skirts in Pyongyang inspire whispered talk of greater freedom for the masses, 2012 has turned into a year of hope for the DPRK. In such circumstances, it is no surprise that the...

Kim Jong-Il’s grandson hogs media spotlight

By Tue, Oct 18, 2011 7:04PM UTC 4 Comments

North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Il, has probably been missing the limelight these days – but not his grandson. Korean and Western media is rife with reports of  Kim Han-Sol, Kim’s grandson, focusing on his whereabouts and profiling his character. According to The Korea Times, Kim is described to be “decked out in rimmed glasses, an...

Kim Jong-il’s grandson says too much on Facebook

By Wed, Oct 05, 2011 12:19PM UTC 5 Comments

Until recently, Kim Jong-il’s grandson Kim Han-sol (김한솔), who is a student in Bosnia-Herzegovina, had a Facebook page and other social media accounts. Someone – three guesses who! – shut them all down after foreign media discovered them, but of course they were preserved. Apparently he posted about the plight of starving citizens, which probably...