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North Korea's sudden dismissal of its military chief this week was designed to remove opposition to major economic reforms about to be initiated by the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, it has been claimed.
Citing an unnamed source with close ties to the governments in Beijing and the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, Reuters said Ri Yong-ho had been sacked for opposing plans to seize control of economic policy from the military.
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