Kim Jong-un's spectacularly reckless spending
Living conditions are dismal for many ordinary people in North Korea, which has been run by an authoritarian, communist regime since 1948. Over the years, Kim Jong-un has spent huge amounts of money on a weapons programme and many other vanity projects, aimed more at shoring up support or showing off than meeting the needs of his people, who are now battling an outbreak of COVID-19.
As America warns that North Korea could launch a nuclear missile, test, "or frankly both" during President Biden's upcoming trip to Asia, read on through the unbelievable ways Kim Jong-un spends his regime’s money. All dollar amounts in US dollars.