Who Would Replace North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the Event of His Untimely Death?
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1329 , Segment 7
Episode: Tribes Sue for COVID-19 Funds, Wasted Produce, Kim Jong Un
- May 6, 2020 8:00 pm
- 23:32 mins
Guest: Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief, the Washington Post, Author of “The Great Successor Kim Jong Un is not dead. The North Korean dictator had recently missed an important national holiday and been absent from the public eye for several weeks, prompting rampant speculation that he’d died. But North Korean state media put those rumors to rest with video evidence of Kim Jong Un presiding over the opening of a fertilizer factory on Saturday. Rumors about North Korea’s leader fly easily, in part because the regime is so secretive. But also because there’s no clear successor in line to replace him.