Demick, Barbara
July 2010
New Yorker;7/12/2010, Vol. 86 Issue 20, p44
The article explores the potential for economic and social collapse in North Korea. The author highlights the life of Song-hee, a female Chinese teenager who decided to seek refuge in Yanji, China, after escaping by walking across the frozen Tumen River. The status and education of women and refugees in China and Korea are discussed alongside the devaluation of Korean currency in November 2009. Other topics of discussion include the Workers' Party, currency reform, and the unstable economic state of North Korea.


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