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Chinese hut that houses North Korean refugee

Northeastern China 11-2003..A hut in a Chinese village houses a North Korean refugee, kept by a Chinese farmer. North Korean women are smuggled and sold across the river border as wives, prostitutes and concubines on the promise of food and shelter. Some women are resold three or four times, each time for between 300 - 800 euros, depending on their age and looks...Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country...

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Northeastern China 11-2003..A hut in a Chinese village houses a North Korean refugee, kept by a Chinese farmer. North Korean women are smuggled and sold across the river border as wives, prostitutes and concubines on the promise of food and shelter. Some women are resold three or four times, each time for between 300 - 800 euros, depending on their age and looks...Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country...