Improving relations will be based only on reciprocity and mutual benefit, a North Korea expert says.
But stricter social controls may not be enough to keep the country's people in line, a North Korea expert says.
Foreign languages and computer skills will become highly valued in the future.
Businesspeople are making money running restaurants, stores, mining operations and trucking companies.
It is difficult for the average North Korean even if they have money, says a North Korea expert.
A North Korea expert says it is too early to tell what will happen, but signs are positive.
It is an open secret that the Supreme People's Assembly is the least influential legislative body in the world.
North Koreans have been raised to fear offending their leaders, a North Korea expert says.
Despite frustrations over Pyongyang's behavior, China wants the regime to survive, a North Korea expert says.
Even if private education is abolished, the country's school system will still not be competitive, a North Korea expert says.
Rapid economic development through reform has led to a boom in travel for China's middle class.
North Korea fears Catholicism as a threat to its hold on power, a North Korea expert says.
Pyongyang 'shamelessly' distorts history by censoring references to ousted political figures, a North Korea expert says.