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Strangers in a strange Korean land

Asia Times Online - May 4, 2012. "Garibong district was once one of Seoul's main industrial areas and a driving force behind the country's stunning 20th-century economic growth. Nowadays, most of the South Koreans who used to work in the area's shops and factories have moved on and migrants from elsewhere in Asia have moved in. Many of them are ethnic Koreans from China who come to South Korea seeking economic opportunity. There is believed to be a large population of illegal workers in the area and this is expected to balloon this year. Visas for more than 70,000 ethnic Koreans from China (known locally as Joseonjok) will expire in 2012 and aren't eligible for renewal. Many of them come from the Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China to seek work in South Korea. "
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