Song Hong Ryon’s mother fled North Korea in the late 1990s in search of food and work in China.

Half-Chinese, half-North Korean: they flee to the South seeking safety but find discrimination and isolation

  • In South Korea, these children often face crises in identity, a language barrier, public indifference and poor government assistance
  • Neither parent is originally from South Korea, so they struggle to assimilate into the country’s brutally competitive and fast-paced society
Topic |   South Korea
Song Hong Ryon’s mother fled North Korea in the late 1990s in search of food and work in China.
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