April 06, 2020

Ask a North Korean: what was life like on the construction sites at Samjiyon?
"It keeps me up at night when I think about those hungry children struggling in the cold"

Greetings all, and welcome back to Ask a North Korean: the feature where you, the NK News readers, email in with your questions to be answered by our very own defector writers.

Today, we take a look at the construction at Samjiyon, a city in the very north of North Korea.

Samjiyon is a symbolically-significant city since, according to North