Hwangbo Young (L), a North Korean defector who was a member of the North Korean National female ice hockey team, prepares for practice with South Korean teammates on March 13, 2006 in Seoul, South Korea. Young, 27-years-old, became a captain of the South Korean National Female Ice Hockey Team. Young defected from North Korea to South Korea, with her parents, in 1997. Approximately 8,000 North Korean defectors currently live in South Korea according to official reports. The Chinese government views North Korean refugees as economic migrants and has a pact with North Korea to repatriate any defectors in its custody. Human rights groups estimate that about 100,000 North Koreans may be in hiding in China. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

19 Jun 2011 10:47:00