April 19, 2024
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Beers with a South Korean defector in Pyongyang

"According to him, South Korea was a living hell where people couldn’t live"

This week's Ask a North Korean deviates somewhat from our usual formula. Instead of publishing answers to readers' questions, we're publishing the first part of a series of excerpts from an upcoming e-book by one of our longtime contributors, Ji-Min Kang, which will be released later this year. 

In this excerpt, Ji-Min, who now lives in London, recounts a meeting he had when working for the ruling party's Propaganda and Agitation Department. 

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