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Why Does China Still Support North Korea?

Over the past five decades, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has gone from a fledgling economic power to a famine-wracked state best known for its labor camps, nuclear weapons program, and inclusion in George W. Bush’s infamous “axis … Continue reading

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The Plight of North Korean Defectors in the ROK

For many North Korean defectors, life away from the DPRK is still filled with obstacles. While many North Korean citizens continue to flee the country in search of better opportunities, large numbers of defectors living in the South report battles … Continue reading

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China Hires Thousands of North Korean Workers

North Korea keeps receiving help from its most generous ally. According to a Los Angeles Times article this morning, China has agreed to hire a large number of North Korean guest workers. The deal, which has not been made public … Continue reading

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How “Open” is the North Korea – China Border?

The typical portrait of North Korea these days is that of a highly secretive and completely isolated country. However, an Asia Times article today by Andrei Lankov, an associate university professor in Seoul, believes that this is an overly “exaggerated” … Continue reading

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