Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short

Asia Pacific Jul 9, 2018

Economist who fled North Korea says South's plan falls short

South Korea's blueprint for railroad links through North Korea to China and Russia falls well short of Kim Jong Un's vision for developing his impoverished nation, according to a defector who provides economic research to the government in Seoul. While President Moon Jae-in's so-called "three-belts" ...

More North Korean defectors seen slipping into Thailand

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Aug 2, 2017

More North Korean defectors seen slipping into Thailand

The number of North Koreans slipping illegally into Thailand has surged in recent months, according to immigration bureau officials, as tensions mount on the Korean Peninsula because of Pyongyang's weapons programs. Thailand is on a popular transit route for North Koreans defecting from the impoverished ...