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  • Redirect to new "North Korean Refugee" blog
    on Jul 31, 2012 in north korean; refugee; defector
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  • North Korea threatens sacred war with the South
    on Mar 6, 2012
    North Korea threatened “sacred war” against South Korea in a huge rally in its capital on Sunday, just days after the secretive state agreed with the United States to suspend its nuclear weapons tests and allow back international nuclear inspecto...
  • Tell world leaders to stop China from sending North Korean refugees to their deaths
    on Feb 23, 2012
    Two dozen North Korean refugees in China are in a terrifying limbo, as the Chinese government plans to deport them back to North Korea, where the new "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong-Un is cracking down by shooting defectors on sight and vowing to kill "thr...
  • North Korea will shift to collective rule
    on Dec 22, 2011
    North Korea will shift to collective rule from a strongman dictatorship after last week's death of Kim Jong-il, although his untested young son will be at the head of the ruling coterie, a source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said.The sour...
  • Premature to predict a Pyongyang Spring
    on Dec 21, 2011
    What does Kim's death mean for East Asia and for the United States?This is a region that matters. East Asia is the world's major economic hub and a focal point of the Obama administration's global strategy. The 38th Parallel that divides North and So...
  • North Korea and China remain as close as lips and teeth
    on Dec 20, 2011
    Last May, Kim Jong Il visited China again to ask for continued economic and military aid and political support. As urgent a mission was introducing his heir apparent, Kim Jong Un, to the Chinese senior leaders.As North Korea's major ally, experts say...
  • Kim Jong Il dies
    on Dec 19, 2011
    The leadership of North Korea appeared to pass to a third generation of the Kim family Monday after the weekend death of Kim Jong Il, who ruled the reclusive Stalinist state since 1994.The man known as the "dear leader" died of a heart attack Saturda...
  • December 9 Worldwide Demonstration Protesting Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea
    on Dec 5, 2011
    On December 9 -- the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations Genocide Convention -- a call has gone out to organize protests and hunger strikes in front of DPRK/PRC/UN offices worldwide. There are three main objectives of these international protests...
  • The nuclear lesson from North Korea and Libya
    on Oct 18, 2011
    So the Libyan rebel forces, aided by the massive military power of the United States and NATO, have cast Muammar Qaddafi onto the rubble heap of history.  As pundits contemplate the lessons that other states may take away from this undertaking,...
  • Kim Jong-un portrait to hang alongside his father and grandfather’s?
    on Oct 10, 2011
    In one week, North Korea will celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of The Down-with-Imperialism Union by Kim Il-sung, the father of the country's current leader Kim Jong-il.But the current focus in the Democratic People’s Republic is not...
  • North Korean refugees flown to Seoul from Japan
    on Oct 4, 2011
    Nine North Koreans who defected to Japan have been flown to South Korea for resettlement.The group was put on a flight out of Japan on Tuesday. Japanese authorities said they had requested to be sent to South Korea, and Tokyo decided to honor that...
  • North Korean defectors sail to Japan
    on Sep 13, 2011
    Japanese Coast Guards found a eight-meter wooden boat Tuesday morning drifting off Japan's western coast with nine men, women and children on board claiming they are from North Korea, a Coast Guard spokesman said.A fisherman saw the boat drifting...
  • North Korea calls for fresh six-party talks
    on Aug 1, 2011
    North Korea reiterated its call Monday for a resumption of six-party talks without preconditions, its state-run news agency reported from Pyongyang.The call follows a rare visit to the United States by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kae-Gwan,...
  • On the Debate of Aid to North Korea
    on Jul 6, 2011
    An opinion offered by Kim Yong-soon, research fellow at the Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University:There have been many voices heard from both in and outside of the South Korean government advocating the resumption of aid to North Kore...
  • EU sends food aid to North Korea
    on Jul 6, 2011
    The European Commission announced that it would provide 10 million euros ($14.50 million) of food aid to North Korea despite South Korean opposition and US doubts as to the veracity of Pyongyang's calls for help.  The European Commission sa...
  • On North Korea being named to chair UN's Conference on Disarmament
    on Jul 2, 2011
    The naming of North Korea's Ambassador So Se Pyong as chair of the UN's Conference on Disarmament drew sharp criticism from Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. "North Korea is simply not a credible chair of a disarmament body," he said...
  • Five North Korean students enroute to US
    on Jul 1, 2011
    Five North Korean defectors, now  students in college, will soon experience the American way of life. This is thanks to the concerted efforts by the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Unification, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology...
  • Anti-Government Graffiti in North Korean capital
    on Jun 30, 2011
    Anti-Kim Jong Il graffiti was found on the wall of a college in Pyongyang. And then the government locked down the entire capital to hunt for the culprit.The graffiti, found June 24th on a wall at Pyongyang Railroad College reportedly called Kim Jong...
  • North Korean defectors offered internships in Seoul
    on Jun 25, 2011
    Dozens of North Korean defectors will be offered internships at several major companies in an effort to help them find jobs and adapt to life in the South, the Unification Ministry said yesterday.   Under the program, about 20 North Korean...
  • South Korea building new refugee center for North Koreans
    on Jun 23, 2011
    South Korea is building a new facility to house North Korean defectors arriving in the country.Most defectors - who include economic migrants and political refugees - spend their first three months in a government center known as Hanawon. They are ta...
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