I write about North Korea. Opened AP's news bureau in Pyongyang in 2012, now a Global Fellow @TheWilsonCenter & @CNN contributor.

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Jean H. Lee is a journalist and a Seoul-based Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Lee is a former Associated Press bureau chief who led the news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first Amer...

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@newsjean — 34,829 followers, 5,802 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

Don't be fooled by the glossy new construction in #Pyongyang. This is a poor country with a chronic food shortage & crumbling infrastructure. Not enough food, not enough clean water. Read more via @WFP @UNDP https://t.co/5boeYMswoH

Nov 19, 2017

The toll that #malnutrition & lack of sanitary conditions take on the people of #NorthKorea is no joke. RT Surgery Reveals North Korean Defector Is Riddled With Parasitic Worms https://t.co/0pkZxOpONG

Nov 17, 2017

Join us @KoreaEconInst in DC on Nov. 30 to see clips from #NorthKorea's version of "The Real Housewives"... of #Pyongyang #TV #propaganda #DPRK https://t.co/JSjqcYsQrt

Nov 16, 2017

This will dismay #Pyongyang elites, who relied on Singaporean trade to fill shelves with foreign goods at Buksae shops in #NorthKorea MT #Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea https://t.co/5r6pmbFA49

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