October 16, 2019
What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey
Execution of Jang Song Thaek, growth of cell phone network, and emergence of middle class, among factors
From the execution of Jang Song Thaek last December to the death of Kim Jong Il two years prior, it's safe to say that the past few years have witnessed some of the most significant changes in North Korea in decades. But while rumors about Kim Jong Il's poor health had been swirling since 2008, the rapid purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek showed just how unpredictable events in North Korea can