illustration: Perry Tse

Sold and separated: the trafficked North Korean women trying to bring their Chinese children ‘home’ to the South

China is the main way out of North Korea for people fleeing the country but for many of the women who make it across the border, human traffickers are waiting to kidnap and sell them to Chinese men. Those who later make it to the South must endure the torment of leaving the Chinese children they have with these men behind. In this instalment of a four-part series, Josephine Ma looks at how a lasting reunion proved elusive for one woman who had already suffered a lifetime of struggle

Topic |   North Korea


illustration: Perry Tse