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The private fishing boats in Chongjin

Park Chul-hyun, a North Korean fisherman who left Chongjin in June 2014, offers a glimpse of the current waters in Chongjin and the state of fisheries in North Korea.


Kimchi season in Hyesan

Kimchi season in Hyesan: When whole cabbages aren’t accessible, people collect the fallen leaves of the cabbages.

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Interview: Shin Dong-hyuk, human rights advocate

“In South Korea, when I call myself a North Korean human rights advocate, many people label me as “a conservative” or “a reactionary idiot.” I say, pointing out human rights issues and fighting to improve them is not a “conservative” thing to do. It is not “conservative” to oppose the totalitarian regime and the imprisonment camps.”