North Korean human rights activist and author Yeonmi Park spoke at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club on Monday about how she and her mother were trafficked across the border into China and sold as slaves.

“I am here today, even though I know I might get killed by Kim Jong-un because I am on his target list since two years ago,” she said. “The people in North Korea have been forgotten for 70 years.”

The 23-year-old will be speaking on Thursday night in Quarry Bay.

Her best-selling book In Order to Live is available now.


Tom is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications & New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Quartz, Global Post and others.