” When I was little, I thought my country was the best on the planet. And I grew up singing a song called ‘Nothing To Envy.’ And I was very proud. In school, we spent a lot of time studying the history of Kim Il-Sung, but we never learned much about the outside world, except that America, South Korea, Japan are the enemies. “


” People who live in North Korea, they die for food, but living in the free world, the cat even eats expensive sushi. “


” I just wanted to see China with my own eyes. I wanted to see whether North Korea was the best country in the world or China was the best. I grew up believing that China was much worse than North Kore, because that’s what the regime told us. “


” In North Koreans, the moment we are born, we don’t know there’s another life existing outside of our country. The regime always told us all the bad things about the outside world, describing America as full of thieves, all human scum, beggars, everyday people dying on the streets and hospitals. “


” Living in China, I found out that the bright new world was not for me, not for defectors. My life in North Korea had been OK, suddenly, in China, I had to feed myself and earn money. Worst of all, North Korean defectors are hunted by the government. “



All 5 Lee Hyeon-seo Quotes about World in picture


When I was little, I thought my country was the best on the planet. And I grew up singing a song called
People who live in North Korea, they die for food, but living in the free world, the cat even eats expensive sushi.
I just wanted to see China with my own eyes. I wanted to see whether North Korea was the best country in the world or China was the best. I grew up believing that China was much worse than North Kore, because that
In North Koreans, the moment we are born, we don
Living in China, I found out that the bright new world was not for me, not for defectors. My life in North Korea had been OK, suddenly, in China, I had to feed myself and earn money. Worst of all, North Korean defectors are hunted by the government.

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