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Newly anointed ruler of North Korea Kim Jong-Un is following a predictable path by mirroring his grandfather, founding president Kim Il-Sung and to a lesser extent his late father Kim Jong-Il as he and his advisors create an image of a ruler in control.

The baby-faced leader is rumoured to have also had plastic surgery to replicate his grandfathers looks on top of the presentation coaching to replicate nuances and gestures.

The New York Times illustrates an ongoing political transformation that is poised to get even greater attention especially in the Western press.

To Sell a New Leader, North Korea Finds a Mirror Is Handy

South Korean politicians are also transforming, abeit with a different approach; the following article appeared in The China Daily.

Reform often cosmetic in Korean politics