North Korea's Logistics Revolution: Cell Phones and Private Transportation in North Korea

Korea Economic Institute and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

KEI Conference Facility 1800 K Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

March 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Since Kim Jong-un came to power in late 2011, North Korea has been experiencing a “logistics revolution” in mobile telecommunications and commercial transportation. The interplay between the two is helping to empower unofficial markets in North Korea as merchants are increasingly relying on cell phones for real-time prices and new private shipping and delivery methods. It is also greatly increasing the mobility of people, goods, and information to levels never before seen in the country. 

KEI and HRNK will host a presentation by Yonho Kim on how these technological advancements are changing the lives of the average North Korean citizen and a discussion of the possible implications.

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Yonho Kim, Non-resident Fellow, Korea Economic Institute of America

Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)

George Hutchinson (Discussant), Member of the Board of Directors, International Council of Korean Studies, Editor, International Journal of Korean Studies

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