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Telegraph.co.uk | Mar 1
Dennis Rodman wrapped up his bizarre "basketball diplomacy" trip to Pyongyang with some words of praise for the Kim dynasty. Kim Jong-un is an "awe...
Kim Jong-un recently shadowed Kim Jong-il during his inspections of the troops in the city of Pyongyang. He resembles his grandfather, the deceased great leader Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un followed Kim Jung-il, attending every formal function and obviously playing the role of successor until Kim Jong-il's passing.
He turns 29 years old this year and is the third son after his brother Jong-nam and Jong-chul. His mother, Koh Young-hee, passed away in 2004. Kim Jung-un attended public school in Switzerland and graduated from Kim Il-sung Military University.
Hidden in a veil of mystery, Kim Jong-un made his public debut only two years ago. After Kim Jong-il's stroke in 2008, people started wondering about who would succeed him as the leader of North Korea.
Kenji Fujimoto, who was Kim Jong-il's chef for 13 years, described Kim Jong-un as decisive and competitive, making him his father's favorite from a young age.
When they were young, Kim Jong-un was the one who made decisions, and his brother Jong-chul just followed him. In that way, they are different.
Kim Jong-un is more likely to be open-minded to the world because of his experience living in a foreign country when he was young, but he is also known to be impetuous and aggressive, so whatever he does next, he's sure to draw attention.