Posts Tagged ‘North Korean refugees’

North Korean Orphans and Refugees in Laos: Symptom of a Larger Problem

By | June 19, 2013

Nick Miller, whose interests, like those of the DPRK itself, span the borderlands and beyond, looks at DPRK-Laos relations and the case of nine young defectors sent back from whence they came.

To Never Forget, One Must First Know. Book Review: Escape from Camp 14

By | July 28, 2012

Leading figures in North Korea may catch a headline every so often, but what about everyone else? What about the people? A review by Steven Denney.

Delegations Galore: Signs of a Continuing Rift in Sino-NK Relations

By | May 20, 2012

Delegations Galore: Signs of a Continuing Rift in Sino-NK Relations by Brian Gleason Although China and North Korea have maintained strong bilateral ties for decades, North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons, advanced missile systems and “satellite launches” has continued to take its toll on the relationship. In the aftermath of North Korea’s failed rocket […]

The DPRK Endures International Heat and a Cold November: Human Rights Issues in Sino-NK Dossier #3

By | May 17, 2012

In March 2012, Chinese media appeared to conclusively break the dam when it comes to open acknowledgement of the problem of North Korean refugees in China. Brian Gleason previews and contextualizes tensions which emerged on the refugee issue last fall.

“Hire a North Korean”: Chinese Economic Magazine

By | May 07, 2012

Not long ago in Foreign Policy, Marcus Noland laid into the notion of economic transparency with regard to North Korea.  Where are the facts?  And just what are the data points?  Fortunately, when looking at Chinese side of the equation, we are somewhat less empty-handed, and our frustration is often matched by relative satisfaction at […]

China’s Headache: Pressure Points on North Korea

By | April 14, 2012

Analysts are not cartoonists, nor are they plaintive photographers who can stun us into insight in a single instant. In a media environment where one is often provoked to, in Aidan Foster-Carter’s phrase, “cue the sneer” toward East Asia’s one-party states, the analyst has to plunge ahead anyway with meaningful work.  Thus Nick Miller, SinoNK’s […]

China’s North Korean Refugee Problem

By | March 29, 2012

The following piece on China and North Korean refugees comes to us from Sokeel Park, Research and Policy Analyst for LiNK (Liberty in North Korea), a US-based NGO that provides emergency assistance to North Korean refugees. The essay was recently featured on “Speaking Freely” at Asia Times Online, an open forum for guest writers to contribute their opinions on […]

Going Forward: Continuing the Fight for North Korean Refugees

By | March 20, 2012

Going Forward: Continuing the Fight for North Korean Refugees by Mary Soo Anderson This commentary was originally intended to address the possibility of repatriation for the 31 North Korean refugees reportedly detained in China. Despite China’s well known history of forcibly sending back North Korean defectors caught within its borders, following interviews I conducted with […]

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