AP Korea Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee talks about the circuitous route she travels to get from Seoul to Pyongyang, her South Korean ancestry, and putting a "human" face on the lives of ordinary North Koreans.
The veteran newsman says that back in the 1980s, if someone had predicted China's historic economic boom, he would have told the person, "I don't think you know Asia very well, or perhaps you're smoking something very expensive."
Tapping into widespread public frustration with corruption among government officials, advocates of press freedom in China seem to have found an effective tool with which to ally citizens to the journalistic cause.
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