Making Burma and China Look Like Liberal Democacies
"North Korea has neither symbolic figure for democracy like Suu Kyi nor an anti-government figure like this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo of China," observes Kwon Sun-taek — Korea Remains a Nation of Shopkeepers. Why?
- Pyongyang nips democratic and human rights movements in the bud. Those who engage in such activities are executed or sent to concentration camps. Even if a figure like Liu issues a declaration urging democracy, North Koreans will probably never know about it or anything else from the outside world due to Pyongyang’s tight control over the media. Many innocent North Koreans might also be dying in concentration camps.