Sat, 21 Jul 2012 03:25:44 GMT |
Will Kim Jong-un be North Korea’s face of change?

From a mysterious female companion & Mickey Mouse concerts to the surprising ouster of his military mentor, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has already sprung quite a few surprises



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Photo:North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) applauds during a demonstration performance by the newly formed Moranbong band in Pyongyang in this undated picture released by the North's KCNA.

North Korea’s new leader is certainly showing traits, the likes of which have never been seen in this conservative, enigmatic country.

Seven months after inheriting the country from Kim Jong-il, the 20-something Kim Jong-un suddenly began appearing in public with a beautiful young woman.

Dressed in a chic suit with a modern cut, her hair stylishly cropped, she carried herself with the poise of a first lady as she sat by his side for an unforgettable performance: Mickey Mouse grooving with women in little black dresses jamming on electric violins.

A few days later, North Korean state TV showed the elegant, somber young woman in a black jacket and skirt bowing with Kim at a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the death of his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung.

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