An official close to the Chinese Ministry of Public Security has reported that a group of 41 North Korean refugees arrested in and around Shenyang last month and held for a spell in a detention center near Tumen have indeed all been repatriated.However, a further group of ten reported by Donga Ilbo today as having been repatriated to North Korea via Dandong and now being held by the National Security Agency (NSA) in Shinuiju appear unrelated to the 41.
Image: A prison camp located in Tumen, a Chinese border city with North Korea, where defectors are allegedly held before being repatriated to North Korea. This photo was taken by a JoongAng Ilbo photographer in September 2011. It’s ... Read Post
Flu: there's good news and bad news. On the one hand, there have been no new human cases of H7N9 bird flu in China since 8 May. But we can't celebrate yet. Virologists report today that H7N9 spreads through the air between ferrets, ... Read Post