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Some North Korean defectors have estranged children in China and can’t reunite with them

group of four North Korean women living in South Korea are seeking international help to reunite with estranged children in China. However, the arranged marriages they had been trafficked into with men in China were unrecognized by the Chinese government, and even now they face the threat of being repatriated by China back to North Korea.
1 year ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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