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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un projects image as economic reformer-in-chief

North Korean leader busy visiting farms, one month after Trump summit

SEOUL -- Kim Jong Un has been conspicuously absent from the public eye since his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last month -- except for appearances that portray the North Korean leader as the savior of his country's blighted economy.

Kim visited a textile mill late last month in Sinuiju, a city near the Chinese border, according to state media. He rebuked plant operators for failing repeatedly to fulfill production targets, saying they offer excuses for not running machinery at full capacity.

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