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Today's North Korea ; Cyber cafe in Hong Kong (16 Jul 2002)


Reports on the social and economic conditions of North Korea. Despite the worsening state of the economy, the government has staged nourished events to honour the late President Kim Il-sung who died eight years ago. Life in the countryside is wretched with acute food shortage. Discusses the Hong Kong government's proposals to regulate the internet computer services centres (ICSC) after a fatal fire at a Beijing internet cafe. Social workers, ICSC operators and legislator Sin Chung-kai are interviewed. While there is no dispute over the needs to regulate the fire safety standards in ICSC, opinions are divided about the restriction on access to the centres to children below sixteen. Good and bad aspects of internet cafes are also explored.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
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