In-hua Kim is a pseudonym for a North Korean defector writer. She left the DPRK in 2018, and now resides in South Korea.
“North Korea draws parallels between the kings of the past and the Kims of the present.”
“Smugglers from Hyesan are so good at swimming that they could probably win gold in the Olympics”
"Even holding hands in public — let alone anything like Tinder — is frowned upon as anti-socialist behavior"
"The World Cup and the Olympics are far beyond the daily concerns of many because they live such harsh lives"
"Regardless of where they're from, people can only move around the country if they possess the relevant documentation"
"Nobody will believe you if you say there are no coronavirus cases in North Korea"
"I was never able to benefit from any of the food and medicine sent by humanitarian organizations"
"A group of rough students attacked a classmate... he was beaten so badly that they actually killed him."
"In North Korea, orphans live pitiful lives on the brink of death"
"In general, North Koreans sympathize with black Americans just like they do with those in Africa"
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