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N Korea's leader-in-waiting, Kyrgyzstan, China

By Christine Buckley

Political change is afoot in the region this week...In North Korea, the first public appearance of likely new leader Kim Jong-un; Kyrgystan forms a coalition government; and political reform may be on the agenda at a top-secret Chinese Communist Party plenum.

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