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01 July 2009 @ 10:50 pm
Life in North Korea: lies, potatoes and cable TV  

(NORTH, THEIR, PEOPLE, STATE, REFUGEES, GENERAL)


By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Koreans who recently arrived in the South live in a world of contradictions where their upbringing instills them with reverence for Kim Jong-il but their daily struggle leads them to believe he is a brutal despot. By all accounts, they say North Korea is gradually spiralling out of control, its economy dysfunctional while people are suspicious of one another because of a network of informants. They also speak of a sense of normalcy in the North. Most left for the chance of a better life in the South but they are uncertain if they can find their way in the co... read more
 
 
 
sothenaobew on November 2nd, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
What a great resource!