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Tuesday, November 01, 2005 

North Korea: Bikes are Wave of the Future

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is urging workers to produce more bicycles to cope with the lack of transport, improve people's health and prevent pollution just days after the country's first bike factory opened.

"He underscored the need to significantly increase the production of bicycles, noting that the use of bicycles is very good for satisfactorily solving the problem of transport, promoting the convenience of people in their living and their health and preventing the pollution in cities," it said.

Sounds like an environmentalist’s dream. Either way, I think “Dear Leader’s” dream is coming to an end. When you start proclaiming bikes as the savior of your economy… I’d say your about as moribund as you can get.