Who will replace North Korea’s Kim Jong Un? | FT

The North Korea leader’s temporary disappearance and rumours of ill health have put the spotlight on his sister Kim Yo Jong as a potential successor. The FT’s Korea and Washington correspondents talk to Jung Pak, author and former CIA officer.

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