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Reform Suggestions Seen Falling on Deaf Ears in N. Korea

Observers say a recent call for North Korea to follow the reform model of Vietnam and Myanmar seems unlikely to be taken seriously by Pyongyang. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said this month that North Korea should embrace reforms such as the ones undertaken by Vietnam, which has seen positive growth in recent years. She also mentioned Myanmar, also known as Burma, as another country that has benefited from reforms. Observers such as Peter Beck, a former Korea representative for...

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