April 21, 2024

Minorities in North Korea, part 3: Chinese-Koreans

Thousands of Koreans once escaped China for DPRK, but situation reversed in 1990s

Ethnic minorities are very rare in North Korea, which prides itself on its homogeneity. However, some ethnic Koreans in the DPRK are set apart, due to their time (or their ancestors’ time) spent in foreign countries before moving back.

This is part three in Prof. Andrei Lankov’s three-part series on these communities. For part one, on Japanese-Koreans in the DPRK, click here. For part two, on Russian-Koreans, click here.

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