Information Technology Progress in North Korea and Its Prospects
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Honolulu United States
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Since its announcement of the Third Economic Plan 1987-1993, North Korea has focused its resources in enhancing the role of science and technology, especially computer science, in its national economy. The North Korean government declared the 21st century as the IT era. North Korean leaders came to realize that their ultimate objective of building a powerful and prosperous nation could not be achieved without the introduction of information technologies in the peoples economy. That is why the Workers Party of Korea recently announced a new slogan urging everyone to focus on science and technology in building a powerful and prosperous nation, while emphasizing that the development of the IT sector should pave the way for industrial recovery in the overall economy in the North.
- Information Science