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North Korean Defectors Find No Safety in China

China’s longstanding refusal to recognize North Korean refugees comes under new scrutiny in a New York Times Op-Doc video, “Escape from North Korea”. Ann Shin’s documentary reveals the perils that North...

China Hires North Korean Guest Workers

While China denies accusations of exporting missile vehicles to North Korea, China is hiring thousands of guest workers from North Korea. The Los Angeles Times reports: The deal, which has not been publicly announced by either...

Arrest of North Korean Refugees Spur Protests

As the Chinese government has pledged support for new North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, China has arrested dozens of North Korean defectors. Activists have called on China to not repatriate the defectors. The Los Angeles Times...

Armed N.Korean Soldiers Flee to China

AFP reports that on November 20, eight North Korean border guards defected by fleeing across the Chinese border, and that two were killed in the process: Six armed North Korean border guards tasked with preventing defections...

Korean Children Left in China

Radio Free Asia reports on “stateless” Korean and Korean-Chinese orphans in China: Run by a missionary foster couple, the home where (orphan) Yeon Ah lives takes in ethnic Korean children or those from mixed...

Reporters’ Trial Begins in N Korea

The trial of U.S. journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee started yesterday in Pyongyang. The two reporters for Current TV were arrested while reporting from the Chinese side of the border about North Korean refugees. Al Jazeera...

2 US Journalists to be Tried in North Korea

The two American journalists for Current TV who were arrested by North Korean security while reporting on Korean refugees in China will go on trial in Pyongyang for “confirmed crimes,” according to the official...

No. Korea Confirms Americans Were Detained

Two American journalists working for Current TV, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, have been arrested in North Korea, apparently after mistakenly crossing the border while reporting from China on North Korean refugees. From ABC News: The...

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