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

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Song Hong Ryon’s mother fled North Korea in the late 1990s in search of food and work in China.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with his wife Ri Sol-ju during his visit to Mount Paektu. Photo: AP

Kim Jong-un sends signal from sacred mountain as Donald Trump revives ‘rocket man’ jibe

  • Trump made his remarks shortly after Pyongyang said it was preparing a ‘Christmas gift’ for Washington if it failed to meet its demands
  • Analysts say Kim’s trip up Mount Paektu signal more confrontational stance after denuclearisation talks failed to deliver sanctions relief
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with his wife Ri Sol-ju during his visit to Mount Paektu. Photo: AP
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