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Defector Issues

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Top 5 Similarities between North and South Korea

Top 5 Similarities between North and South Korea

What are the main similarities (and differences) between life in the two Koreas?

Top 5 Similarities between North and South Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim February 11, 2013
Of Caste and Community: Return and Re-migration of North Koreans

Of Caste and Community: Return and Re-migration of North Koreans

Can North Koreans going to Europe and America be given permanent domicile?

Of Caste and Community: Return and Re-migration of North Koreans
Markus Bell
Markus Bell January 24, 2013
Re-Defection to North Korea: Exaggeration or the Beginning of a Trend?

Re-Defection to North Korea: Exaggeration or the Beginning of a Trend?

HRNK Experts look at the context behind an increasing trend of "re-defection" to North Korea

Re-Defection to North Korea: Exaggeration or the Beginning of a Trend?
NK News
NK News January 24, 2013
Spy Games: Defector Arrested For Smuggling Data To North

Spy Games: Defector Arrested For Smuggling Data To North

Espionage attempt undermines trust between South Koreans and North Korean defectors

Spy Games: Defector Arrested For Smuggling Data To North
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son January 22, 2013
People Who Don’t Like The Mass Games Are Weird

People Who Don’t Like The Mass Games Are Weird

Did you ever practice for mass dance events like Arirang and what was the training process like?

People Who Don’t Like The Mass Games Are Weird
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 21, 2013
How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

Ask a North Korean: What is life like in the North Korean countryside?

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 11, 2013
My Winter Holidays In North Korea

My Winter Holidays In North Korea

Just because it's cold, it doesn't stop us partying, eating, singing and dancing for the DPRK's New Year celebrations.

My Winter Holidays In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 1, 2013
From Middle-Kingdom to Middle-Classdom: North Korean Defectors in London

From Middle-Kingdom to Middle-Classdom: North Korean Defectors in London

After China, the UK is home to one of the largest populations of North Korean defectors in the world. Tom Farrell reports from outside the North Korean embassy in London where defectors often protest Kim Jong Un's regime

From Middle-Kingdom to Middle-Classdom: North Korean Defectors in London
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 18, 2012
Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us

Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us

What rumors did you hear about the "outside world" that turned out to be true or false when you lived in North Korea? Are there any things you miss about your life there?

Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 17, 2012
Hogwarts for Defectors: Turning North Koreans into South Koreans

Hogwarts for Defectors: Turning North Koreans into South Koreans

The South Korean government is certainly trying to make the integration of North Korean defectors work, but mixed messages are not helping mutual understanding.

Hogwarts for Defectors: Turning North Koreans into South Koreans
Sarah A. Son
Sarah A. Son December 10, 2012