Chart Focus: KCNA's 'Great Leap Forward' in Talking About Investments

People I met often seem surprised when I tell them that North Korea is interested in pulling in investments. I thought the following numbers (citations of the word "investment" in KCNA) would put things in perspective...

*This is not meant to be a rigorous analysis - we note that we did not take an in-depth look at the context investments were mentioned, and that 2011 changes might be driven by the general increase in KCNA articles *2011 figures exclude December