Kim Jong Un is a tinpot tyrant. Nobody debates that. So were his pa and grand-pa before him.
In the old days, the US and the Soviets used countries as buffer zones, bumpers to grind into poor meal to prevent getting in direct conflict.
Then the Soviet Union fell apart and the buffer countries all lined up to join the EU and that freed up the RFS (Russian Federation of States,) to get down to business, and create a few billionaires.
They no longer need those buffer states anymore.
This report came from China, China people.
What does this bode for "Best Korea"?
Maybe China feels it no longer needs buffer states anymore either? (Their major trading partner is their old enemy.)
The reunification may be coming, but not in the way that the Kim dynasty thought it would and not in the direction that the Kim dynasty thought it would.
Think about it, if you were a rich country, like China is becoming, wouldn't you be more at ease with a prosperous southern neighbor than a really poor one.
The best part is that wealthier South Korea would get stuck with the tab for the reunification. (And believe me, that's going to be one Hell of a tab.)