Response mixed over string of North Korean defections

A TV broadcaster airs a photo of Thae Yong Ho, a high-profile North Korean diplomat who recently defected. © Reuters

KENTARO OGURA, Nikkei staff writer

SEOUL -- The South Korean government warns that a series of recent defections by North Koreans signals a growing risk of popular unrest in the North. But many experts say it is too early to draw such conclusions.South Korean broadcaster KBS reported Thursday that a North Korean trade representative ...

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