Meet Ki-Won  3 min

In 1935, Ki-won was born in China after his parents fled North Korea during Japanese colonization. Here, Ki-won tells his story of returning to North Korea, getting married and living there for 40 years, and escaping back to China later on in his life.

Since Ki-Won had been out of China his birthplace for 40 years, the Chinese government denied him citizenship, so the couple hid in the underground for over 10 years until LiNK brought them out into our Southeast Asia shelter.