December 07, 2021

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Hyowon Shin

Hyowon Shin (@hyowonshin) is an NK News staff reporter in Seoul and a Master’s student at Yonsei Graduated School of International Studies.

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Intent re-defector regrets coming to South Korea

Intent re-defector regrets coming to South Korea

Lacking funds for treatment, severe illness may kill him within three years

Intent re-defector regrets coming to South Korea
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin December 6, 2013
Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea

Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea

Treatment of North Korean refugees sacrificed for sake of conciliation with Pyongyang

Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin December 5, 2013
Behind the evolution of North Korea’s leadership loyalty badges

Behind the evolution of North Korea’s leadership loyalty badges

Every North Korean is required to wear one, but where did they come from and how did it all start?

Behind the evolution of North Korea’s leadership loyalty badges
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin July 30, 2013
Meet the man who plans to re-defect back to North Korea

Meet the man who plans to re-defect back to North Korea

Son Jong-hun tells NK News why he wants to leave South Korea and go back to the North

Meet the man who plans to re-defect back to North Korea
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin July 29, 2013
Exclusive: Defector plans to send message by returning to N. Korea

Exclusive: Defector plans to send message by returning to N. Korea

Son Jong-hun has spent 11 years in South Korea, but despairs over the treatment of North Koreans here

Exclusive: Defector plans to send message by returning to N. Korea
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin July 29, 2013
North Korea beats South in football game of two halves

North Korea beats South in football game of two halves

The real ideological divide during Sunday's Korean football derby was between South Korean fans

North Korea beats South in football game of two halves
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin | Susan Ahn July 22, 2013
The movers and shakers of Kim Jong Un’s new regime

The movers and shakers of Kim Jong Un’s new regime

'No leader, even in a democratic state, can completely rely on the history of his predecessor' - Lankov

The movers and shakers of Kim Jong Un’s new regime
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin July 9, 2013
S. Koreans not ‘100% satisfied’ with Kaesong talks outcome

S. Koreans not ‘100% satisfied’ with Kaesong talks outcome

North not showing enough remorse for closing Kaesong Industrial Complex, analysts in South say

S. Koreans not ‘100% satisfied’ with Kaesong talks outcome
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin | Susan Ahn July 8, 2013
South Korea proposes talks on Kaesong Industrial Complex

South Korea proposes talks on Kaesong Industrial Complex

Inter-Korean trade decreased by 88% following the closure of the KIC, and now sits at an all time low

South Korea proposes talks on Kaesong Industrial Complex
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin July 4, 2013
South Korea prevents balloon launch of anti-North leaflets

South Korea prevents balloon launch of anti-North leaflets

Leader of defector group arrested after brief physical struggle in 'Peace Pavilion' on inter-Korean border

South Korea prevents balloon launch of anti-North leaflets
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin | Susan Ahn July 1, 2013