The Regent Behind the Son

Guo, Jerry
October 2010
Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);10/4/2010 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 156 Issue 14, p7
The article features Jang Song-taek, who will be the regent for the late-twenty something Kim Jong-un, who was introduced as the heir apparent to Kim Jong-il's position at the Hermit Kingdom. Jang, Kim Jong-il's right hand for the past years, was appointed National Defencese Commission vice chair in June 2010, which made him the second most powerful man in North Korea. Kim Jong-un was schooled in Switzerland and is expected to be more a figurehead in the early days of his rule.


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