Jan 31, 2016 · Some help South Koreans apply to the U.S. military, a move that can offer a fast track to U.S. citizenship. Others offer advice on training programs for aspiring welders, a skill that is

Sep 07, 2017 · Tens of thousands of people have left North Korea in the last 20-plus years, and at the moment, more than 30,000 North Koreans live in South Korea. Advertisement Leaving North Korea is not easy. In fact, citizens from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have been leaving ― or trying to leave ― the country for decades in search of safety and a better life. The majority of North Koreans who attempt to escape the repressive regime cross the Yalu River from Korea into either Jilin or Liaoning provinces in Northeast China. Nov 17, 2017 · Tens of thousands of North Koreans now work outside the country, in lumber yards and garment factories and on construction sites, in China, Russia and other countries, earning foreign currency.

Tourism in North Korea is tightly controlled by the North Korean government.Only about 4,000 to 6,000 Western tourists visit North Korea each year. All tourism is organized by one of several state-owned tourism bureaus, including Korea International Travel Company (KITC), Korean International Sports Travel Company (KISTC), Korean International Taekwondo Tourism Company (KITTC) and Korean

North Korea remains one of the most closed states in the world, but it, like any other country, does issue passports to its citizens. Although, since most North Koreans never have an opportunity to leave their country, the DPRK’s passports are rarely seen even by North Koreans themselves.

Human rights in North Korea are extremely limited. Despite numerous rights being de jure guaranteed by the country's constitution, human rights groups such as Amnesty International and nations such as the United States have asserted that, in practice, there is no right to free speech, and the only radio, television, music and news providers that are deemed legal are those operated by the

Nov 02, 2016 · One might expect to find defectors would be more aware of jokes and criticism of the government. They are, after all, the ones who decided to make the difficult and often dangerous decision to leave the country. One can therefore reasonably assume that defectors would have a more negative or critical disposition toward the government. Mar 05, 2012 · North Koreans who leave their country because of economic reasons have valid reasons for fearing persecution and punishment upon return. Their government after all deems it a criminal offense to Mar 12, 2020 · But North Koreans are finding ways to challenge the regime. A recent piece by CNN examines how the youth of North Korea is using aspects of their appearance as a form of protest. For instance, wearing jeans – a so-called symbol of capitalism according to the Kim regime – is an act of dissent in North Korea.