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Stories about North Korea

Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun still detained by Beijing after six months

There have been concerns that he has not received adequate support from the Australian government.

A Suicide Mentality, on the Precipice of War in Northeast Asia

"As North Korean defectors have reported, there's a possibility that Kim Jong Un’s forces might employ kamikaze tactics if they see that their country cannot withstand attacks by the US."

A Local Newspaper's Full-Page Feature on Nuclear Radiation Survival Stirs Panic in China

"The whole page feature on nuclear radiation precaution is believed to be a reaction to the risk of warfare in the Korean peninsula."

The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea

"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."

Chinese Are Questioning the Government's Response to Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests

"Maintaining [social] stability is more important than human life?"

A North Korean Refugee and Cartoonist Draws What Life Is Like for Those Who Escape

As a child, teachers praised Choi Seong-guk for his sketches of American soldiers that he says he made look “as ugly and violent as possible.”

Frustrated by US Anti-Ballistic Missile System, China Punishes Korean Retailer Lotte

"Which is more destructive, South Korea's THAAD or North Korea's nuclear bomb? North Korea has VX nerve agent and nuclear bombs, aren't these more threatening?"

The World According to Russian Stereotypes

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.

Chinese Netizens Want Their Government to Take a Hard Line on North Korea's Nuclear Testing

"The heavenly kingdom is still protecting this thug. We should be ashamed that the heavenly kingdom is still protecting this thug"

Why Young North Koreans Are Daring to Wear Skinny Jeans

Danbi is part of a generation of North Korean millennials who don't look to the country's leadership to provide for them in the same way their parents did.

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia

The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.

Korea: English, Borrowed Words, Konglish

North Korea: When It Will Collapse?

NASA's New Photo of North Korea

Ethnic North Korean Schools in Japan Face Ever-Hostile Situation

VIDEO: UN Report on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea

North Korea Rips Off Mac OS X

South Korea Accused of Rewriting History in High School Textbook

The South Korean government is blamed for favoring textbooks that support their political views and grant them excuses for their past flaws.

BBC's North Korean Broadcast Plan Hit a Snag

Users Jeer at North Korean Death-by-Dog Story

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