February 24, 2024

S. Korean gvt. calls for greater control of N. Korean diaspora

South Korean media monitoring: Focus North Korea

Reports in the South Korean media this week have highlighted government concern over the movement and activities of North Korean defectors who have taken up South Korean citizenship. The reports are the latest in a series of stories about North Koreans failing to settle in the South as the government intends.

SBS reported that 796 North Korean defectors who have come to South Korea are now unaccounted for, while a National Assembly member expressed concerns about the poor Korean language ability of defector children born in northern China who are now trying to settle into South Korean society.