Motivational Barbara Demick Quotes And Sayings

Barbara Demick Quotes:- Barbara Demick is an American journalist. She was the Beijing bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood. Her second book, Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, was published by Spiegel & Grau/Random House in December 2009 and Granta Books in 2010.



Inspirational Barbara Demick Quotes

People have crossed the Himalayas in flip-flops seeking a blessing from the Dalai Lama.
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Inspirational Barbara Demick Quotes

In the 1990s, the United States offered to help North Korea with its energy needs if it gave up its nuclear weapons programme.
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North Korea faded to black in the early 1990s. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had propped up its old Communist ally with cheap fuel oil, North Korea’s creakily inefficient economy collapsed. Power stations rusted into ruin.
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As a reader, I’ve always been interested in dystopian novels like ‘Nineteen Eighty-four’.
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The Uighurs are a Turkic people more closely related to Uzbeks and Kazakhs than to Chinese.
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For a North Korean watcher, seeing ‘The Interview’ is like seeing an earnest endeavor reflected back through a freak-show mirror.
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The scene that has raised the most objections in ‘The Interview’ is at the very end, when Kim’s head dissolves into flames. To me, it feels gratuitous.
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North Korea is probably the only country in the world deliberately kept out of the Internet.
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Televisions and radios are locked on government frequencies – it is a serious crime to listen to a foreign broadcast. As a result, North Koreans think that they live in the best country in the world and that, as difficult as their lives may be, everybody else has it much worse.
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We see North Koreans as automatons, goose-steeping at parades, doing mass gymnastics with fixed smiles on their faces – but beneath all that, real life goes on with the same complexity of human emotion as anywhere else.
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China’s one-child policy was born in 1980, after years of less severe measures to discourage births. The Communist Party promised that the policy would be temporary.
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In 2012, a five-year-old girl in Shandong province described to me how ten officials had chased her six-months-pregnant mother through the fields to prevent the birth of the family’s second child, a boy. She died during the procedure.
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I agree with Kathi Zellweger that sanctions mostly punish the ordinary people who live at the edge of starvation.
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Good reporting should have the same standard as in a courtroom – beyond a reasonable doubt.
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When North Koreans cross the border into China, they are stunned to learn that the Chinese can afford to eat rice daily, sometimes for three meals daily.
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One of the ways the North Korea regime has kept power is by keeping its people ignorant of the living standards in the outside world. That’s the underlying lie that supports the regime – not that their country is ‘normal’ but that they are better off.
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If you look at satellite photographs of the Far East by night, you’ll see a large splotch curiously lacking in light. This area of darkness is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
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The cadence of life is slower in North Korea.
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By the mid-1990s, nearly everything in North Korea was worn out, broken, malfunctioning. The country had seen better days.
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The North Korean landscape is strikingly beautiful in places. It could be said to resemble America’s Pacific Northwest – but substantially drained of color.
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The anti-Japanese resistance was as familiar a theme in North Korean cinema as cowboys and Indians was in early Hollywood.
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North Korea’s whole idea is to create a crisis to solve a crisis. They’re so poor and they’re so desperate that they realize that this bombastic rhetoric can drive the South Korean stock market down and get the U.S. in a tizzy. And it’s a game they’ve been playing for many, many years.
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Kim Jong Un came in as a fresh face, so I think there’s a great disappointment that he’s playing the same game as his father.
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A South Korean teenager, 18-year-old male, is about five inches taller than his North Korean counterpart. And there are many soldiers who are only about 4’6″. The height requirement is supposed to be 4’9″. That’s the size of my 12-year-old son.
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Since 2009, 140 Tibetans have immolated themselves to protest Chinese policies that limit their freedom of movement, speech and religion, especially their right to venerate the Dalai Lama.
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In 1995, the Chinese government picked a 6-year-old child to succeed the Panchen Lama, the second highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism.
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In 1949, Mao Tse-tung’s Communists established the People’s Republic of China, and the following year, his People’s Liberation Army invaded central Tibet.
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North Korea is not an undeveloped country; it is a country that has fallen out of the developed world.
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In 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only colour to be found was in the propaganda posters. Such is the case in North Korea. Images of Kim Il-sung are depicted in vivid colours. Rays of yellow and orange emanate from his face: he is the sun.
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In 1991, few North Koreans had ever used a telephone. You had to go to a post office to make a phone call.
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Gonpo Tso was born a princess. As a young woman, she dressed in fur-trimmed robes with fat ropes of coral beads strung around her neck. She lived in an adobe castle on the edge of the Tibetan plateau with a reception room large enough to accommodate the thousand Buddhist monks who once paid tribute to her father.
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North Korea, under its thirtysomething Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, is no country for old men. The latest casualty in Kim’s ongoing purge of the senior military command was the defense minister, Hyon Yong-chol, who reportedly committed the classic old man’s offense of falling asleep in a meeting.
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It’s frightening to think about more sanctions. When I’ve met North Koreans in China, they’ve said to me, ‘You have no idea how difficult our lives are. We live like dogs.’ They wake up in the morning wondering what they’re going to eat for dinner.
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