Tuesday, June 14, 2005

President Bush's meeting with author of Aquariums in Pyongyang

President Bush met with Chol-hwan Kang, author of "The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag," on Monday. By inviting Kang to the White House, President Bush is showing that the human rights issue in North Korea is a deep concern. The timing of this meeting is critical - just as North Korea is considering returning to the six-party talks, the President is meeting with a defector. The article was short and did not provide too many details on what exactly was discussed between Kang and the President, I would have liked to know more about the details of the meeting. However, it did state that the President was inspired by Kang's memoir, so I am definately looking forward to hearing the presentation from whoever is doing the book review. Here is the article

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