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It took three months for news of North Korean soldier's dramatic defection to reach ordinary citizens

News of a North Korean soldier who defected in November 2017 has begun to spread in North Korea. The news came via towns along the Chinese border, which is where most North Korean's foreign contact occurs. Olympic developments have been overshadowed by the news. North Korea strictly controls news coming in and out of its country and rarely reports on defections. Three months passed before North Koreans found out one of their country’s soldiers made a dramatic defection On November 13 2017, a North Korean soldier dramatically defected to South Korea by running across the Demilitarized Zone.
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