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Is North Korea turning capitalist?

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Communist North Korea has embraced an eminently capitalist concept by airing on state TV what is likely to be its first beer commercial.

The advert, aired on Thursday, said that Taedonggang beer, with a unique scent and fresh taste, will help them ease stress and lead healthy lives because it is has been made with the finest ingredients under strict scientific conditions.

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