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January 25, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Korean Americans, joined by members of other ethnic communities, held a peaceful but vociferous demonstration across the street from the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles on Monday to protest China's repatriation of seven North Koreans, declared as refugees by the United Nations.
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April 14, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of children in China are unable to attend school or obtain the privileges of citizenship because their mothers are North Korean refugees, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. Large numbers of women who fled famine in North Korea came to China and entered relationships with Chinese men, and although these couples live as man and wife, the unions are not recognized by Chinese law and the children go unregistered.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his one-bedroom apartment in Artesia, Pastor Douglas Shin helps conduct a modern-day underground railroad for North Koreans who have fled their homeland. Working with a human rights network that stretches halfway around the world, Shin has helped 75 North Koreans hiding in Asia to reach freedom in South Korea. His efforts and those of other humanitarians have touched and given hope to thousands of others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Korean American businessman Do-Woo Kim was 12 years old in 1948 when his family left behind everything it had and escaped from North Korea for freedom in the South. Today, the Los Angeles resident is a picture of economic success. "Our family has received so many blessings in America," he said. "We have four pastors and five PhDs and many businesspeople in the family."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of China's deportation of seven North Korean defectors to Pyongyang--in defiance of a United Nations plea--the International Commission to Help North Korean Refugees brought its campaign on Thursday to Los Angeles, which has the largest concentration of Koreans outside Asia. "To return the seven North Koreans, deemed as refugees by the U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2006 | K. Connie Kang, Times Staff Writer
Korean American businessman Do-Woo Kim was 12 years old in 1948 when his family left behind everything it had and escaped from North Korea for freedom in the South. Today, the Los Angeles resident is a picture of economic success. "Our family has received so many blessings in America," he said. "We have four pastors and five PhDs and many businesspeople in the family."
WORLD
April 14, 2008 | Barbara Demick, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of children in China are unable to attend school or obtain the privileges of citizenship because their mothers are North Korean refugees, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. Large numbers of women who fled famine in North Korea came to China and entered relationships with Chinese men, and although these couples live as man and wife, the unions are not recognized by Chinese law and the children go unregistered.
WORLD
October 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
South Korea's embassy in the Chinese capital is overrun by North Korean asylum-seekers and is halting consular operations until it can clear out some of them, a South Korean diplomat said Monday. The diplomat, on condition of anonymity, said the closure would take effect today. The decision means that millions of Chinese -- and foreigners in China -- seeking visas to South Korea are out of luck for now.
WORLD
September 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
China has moved troops into new positions along its 870-mile frontier with North Korea and ordered them to take over border patrol duties from military police. The move follows reports of rising crime in the region by North Korean soldiers and some of the thousands of North Korean refugees who sneak into China every year. China's Foreign Ministry said Monday that the army took charge of defending the border early this month, but it offered no details.
NEWS
December 23, 1997 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How serious is the food shortage inside North Korea? International relief organizations, foreign governments and academic experts vary greatly in their assessment of food conditions inside the world's most isolated regime. At a recent news conference here, Douglas Coutts, director of U.N. World Food Program operations inside North Korea, said drought and tidal waves severely reduced the autumn grain harvest in the country of more than 20 million people.
WORLD
October 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
South Korea's embassy in the Chinese capital is overrun by North Korean asylum-seekers and is halting consular operations until it can clear out some of them, a South Korean diplomat said Monday. The diplomat, on condition of anonymity, said the closure would take effect today. The decision means that millions of Chinese -- and foreigners in China -- seeking visas to South Korea are out of luck for now.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2001 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From his one-bedroom apartment in Artesia, Pastor Douglas Shin helps conduct a modern-day underground railroad for North Koreans who have fled their homeland. Working with a human rights network that stretches halfway around the world, Shin has helped 75 North Koreans hiding in Asia to reach freedom in South Korea. His efforts and those of other humanitarians have touched and given hope to thousands of others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of Korean Americans, joined by members of other ethnic communities, held a peaceful but vociferous demonstration across the street from the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles on Monday to protest China's repatriation of seven North Koreans, declared as refugees by the United Nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000 | K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the aftermath of China's deportation of seven North Korean defectors to Pyongyang--in defiance of a United Nations plea--the International Commission to Help North Korean Refugees brought its campaign on Thursday to Los Angeles, which has the largest concentration of Koreans outside Asia. "To return the seven North Koreans, deemed as refugees by the U.N.
WORLD
October 25, 2006 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Humanitarian experts see even more difficulty ahead for long-suffering North Koreans following their government's Oct. 9 nuclear test, amid fears that worsening conditions could spur an exodus of refugees across the border with China. Aid shipments are exempt from the restrictions outlined under United Nations Resolution 1718, passed after the test.
NATIONAL
October 3, 2003 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Times Staff Writer
The Bush administration on Thursday pledged to revive a U.S. refugee program that has shrunk by more than half in the last two years, chiefly as a result of painstaking background checks required since the Sept. 11 attacks. U.S. officials will set a goal of accepting as many 70,000 refugees in 2004, said Assistant Secretary of State Arthur E. "Gene" Dewey. The goal for 2003 was the same, but fewer than 28,500 refugees were allowed to come. This time, Dewey promised, the target would be met.
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