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Times staff writer Barbara Demick answers questions about North Korea
Times staff writer Barbara Demick answers questions about North Korea

Barbara Demick, the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Beijing and author of the book “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,” has reported extensively about North Korea. She answered questions Friday on Reddit about life inside the reclusive country and about leader Kim Jong Un, who celebrated his 31st birthday this week at an exhibition basketball game where he was serenaded by former NBA star Dennis Rodman. Here are a few of the questions that generated interest. For more on North Korea, read the full Reddit AMA or follow Demick on Twitter @BarbaraDemick. Questions from Reddit user would-prefer-not-to: 1) Thanks for doing this. What are your thoughts on...

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