North Korea Allows Sale of US-Made Computers in State-Run Store

North Korean authorities have recently allowed a state-run store in a northern province to carry U.S.-made laptop computers in a reversal of long-standing orders forbidding their sale, according to North Korean sources.

The laptops are now drawing public attention in the department store in South Pyongan province’s Pyongsong city, a source in South Pyongan province told RFA’s Korean Service this week.

“The state-run department store suddenly began promoting U.S. products because the Central Committee has now officially allowed the sale of U.S. products,” RFA’ s source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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