February 22, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

N. Koreans not aware of unification cost and future upheaval

N. Koreans not aware of unification cost and future upheaval

N. Koreans strongly wish the unification, mainly to improve their life

N. Koreans not aware of unification cost and future upheaval
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi February 3, 2016
For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual

For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual

Chinese border town has gradually but noticeably grown into a hub North Korean business activity

For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 2, 2016
Leaving family behind in North Korea

Leaving family behind in North Korea

Finally living in a free country, I'm still haunted by the things I can't share with my mom and dad

Leaving family behind in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 28, 2016
Pay North Korea a visit

Pay North Korea a visit

Make some young Northerners curious and open a few minds

Pay North Korea a visit
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 20, 2016
Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders

Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders

At tense times, Changbai residents aren't shy in expressing distrust of visitors, especially Korean

Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders
Lawrence Steele January 18, 2016
Harsh judgments of S.Korean intelligence follow court verdict

Harsh judgments of S.Korean intelligence follow court verdict

NIS’s torturous interrogations, vendettas come to light in botched frame of defector

Harsh judgments of S.Korean intelligence follow court verdict
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi January 13, 2016
Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea

Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea

I've learned to embrace Christmas family fun, rather than celebrating Kim Jong Il's mom's birthday

Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung December 25, 2015
China-N.Korea border bustling and evolving: Expert

China-N.Korea border bustling and evolving: Expert

Researcher says Chinese perspective on defector crime, unrest should be considered

China-N.Korea border bustling and evolving: Expert
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi November 30, 2015
Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?

Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?

Lesser-known cases demonstrate problems with building multilateral consensus

Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song November 25, 2015
Near misses along the Chinese-North Korean border

Near misses along the Chinese-North Korean border

There's another group of Korean families separated by borders, but less bound by emotional loss

Near misses along the Chinese-North Korean border
NK News
NK News November 19, 2015
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