[KS] Chongjin

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Mon Jul 4 06:04:09 EDT 2005

A very big "Dank u!" to Lucas for alerting us all to 
what is surely the single best account of everyday life
in provincial North Korea over the past terrible decade.

Not only is this very substantial - about 10,000 words -
but Barbara Demick does a skilled and convincing job
of interweaving individual stories with broader social,
economic and political trends.

Ironically, this excellent journalist had been hounded by
the right-wing hate-merchants who so disfigure the American
political scene, for an earlier article which gave the other side 
by interviewing a pro-regime DPRK businessman. See eg

Perhaps they will now apologize. Or pigs might fly.

By the way, the second part of the article is also available at

I suggest you hasten to read and download these now!
Not only does the LA Times require registration, but as I recall)
anything more than a week old gets archived and has to be paid for.

To those of you that dwelleth across the pond: Happy Fourth of July!


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In a message dated 04/07/2005 09:03:28 GMT Standard Time, 
lhusgen at kirogi.demon.nl writes:

> Subj:[KS] Chongjin 
> Date:04/07/2005 09:03:28 GMT Standard Time
> From:lhusgen at kirogi.demon.nl
> Reply-to:Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
> To:Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
> Sent from the Internet 
> A long and disturbing story about Chongjin, North Korea, can be read at
> http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-chongjin3jul03,0,6672466,
> full.story?coll=la-home-headlines
> There's also some video footage.
> LA Times does require registration.
> Best,
> Lucas Hüsgen
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