Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea in 2007. Two years later, she arrived in South Korea with her family after traveling through the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. Yeonmi has experienced the changes happening in North Korea first hand. She’s part of a new generation of North Korean millennials that are distinctly different from the generation that came before them. Watch Yeonmi’s video below to learn more about how her generation is changing North Korea.
1. North Korean millennials have little, if any, loyalty to the Kim regime.
2. They have access to foreign media, including South Korean and Hollywood movies.
3. They see the regime as an obstacle to private wealth and are starting private businesses.
“Once you start trading for yourself, you start thinking for yourself. That’s a really big problem for a totalitarian government.”