Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 12/20/2011

How S. Korean newspapers reported Kim Jong Il’s death

The death of Kim Jong Il has brought mixed emotions on the Korean peninsula. As North Koreans mourn the death of their leader, South Koreans remain wary of how his death could affect their lives at home, politically and economically.


Kim Jong Il died of a heart attack, state media says. (AP)

The news about the death of the reclusive leader was featured on the front pages of the major newspapers in South Korea. Here is how some of them played the news (headlines were translated by special correspondent Yoonjung Seo):

Chosun

Kim Jong Il dies, successor is 29 year-old Kim Jong Eun, with only one year experience; 66-year dynasty at a crossroads.


Joongang

Kim dies of a heart attack, China supports Kim Jong Eun’s leadership


Hankyoreh

Kim Jong Il era ends, the Korean peninsula in turmoil

The irony of succession, the Korean peninsula’s future depends on North’s stabilization


Hankyung Economy

North Korea’s destiny in hands of 28-year-old Kim Jong Eun


Joongang

Kim dies of a heart attack, China supports Kim Jong Eun’s leadership


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