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N. Korea: Pyongyang Orders Diplomatsí Children Home
WSJ ^ | September 20, 2013 | Alexander Martin

Posted on 09/22/2013 3:29:23 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

September 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Pyongyang Orders Diplomats’ Children Home

By Alexander Martin

Biography Worried about possible threats to regime stability from North Korean children educated abroad, Pyongyang has ordered its diplomats and state trading company officials stationed overseas to send their children back to the North, an expert on the secretive regime says.

Kansai University Prof. Lee Young Hwa said the order was the first of its kind passed under the North’s young leader Kim Jong Un, according to information he received from a North Korean trading official in China. The order, with a deadline set for the end of September, allows only one child per household to stay with each official abroad.

The order apparently stems from Pyongyang’s concern that children receiving an overseas education could undermine stability by spreading information about the outside world, or defecting.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: diplomat; hostage; nkorea
I am always looking out for some tiny trickle which would turn into a tsunami.
1 posted on 09/22/2013 3:29:24 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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2 posted on 09/22/2013 3:29:49 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Worried about possible threats to regime stability from North Korean children educated abroad, Pyongyang has ordered its diplomats and state trading company officials stationed overseas to send their children back to the North, an expert on the secretive regime says.

I can see the US Dept of Education trying to do something like this in regard to Homeschooled children...

Really hard to indoctrinate the lambs if they aren't in their detention centers...

3 posted on 09/22/2013 4:44:50 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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Now would be a good time to slip away into the darkness with the family. You know if they don’t comply, the executions will begin again.


4 posted on 09/22/2013 6:44:14 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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I am surprised that any of these kids were allowed out. Schools in other countries won’t teach the kids to worship “Dear Leader”. This would be most troubling in that these kids are to be part of the ruling class. This could put non-believers in positions of power in the future.


5 posted on 09/22/2013 6:50:01 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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Wow, I just read an article last night suggesting that the United States should undertake an “important effort” “to try to denuclearize North Korea by encouraging North Korea to experience the outside world. Educational and cultural experiences by the North Korean people can force a significant change. The US should [also] advocate for the use of an international educational exchange programs with North Korea.”

This article was in the Asia Times and titled: US needs cultural weapons for North Korea. The author is Brian Min.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Korea/KOR-02-190913.html

Is Pyongyang’s action a response to Min’s suggestion?


6 posted on 09/22/2013 8:51:22 AM PDT by miele man
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The dangers of them getting a real education...


7 posted on 09/22/2013 9:04:13 AM PDT by GeronL
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Now would be a good time to slip away into the darkness with the family. You know if they don’t comply, the executions will begin again.

I'm afraid it doesn't work that way in NK...truly just about the most evil regime on the planet

If you don't comply...your immediate family, your grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews all go off to labor camps...

In North Korea, not only are the families and relatives of the criminals forced into concentrated camps, but second generations and third generations of the criminals are forced into prison camps as well because the North Korean state believes that "further generation of counterrevolutionaries" should disappear Link

8 posted on 09/22/2013 10:04:00 AM PDT by Popman (Liberal wars are about killing people for humanitarian reasons...)
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Wow!

As a teacher of some of those children, wow!

Yes, it's difficult dealing with the knowledge that the kids are "privileged", and come form a regime that deserves to be blasted into the stone age (no not the common people), but I still have fond memories of teaching many of these North Korean kids, many of whom were similar, and just as talented as their South Korean counterparts.

9 posted on 09/22/2013 10:10:20 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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Bump


10 posted on 09/23/2013 4:22:37 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Very Stalinist. Stalin did this for overseas USSR diplomatic posts.


11 posted on 09/24/2013 7:14:46 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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