China’s Contingency Plans for North Korea Collapse Leak

China’s Contingency Plans for North Korea Collapse Leak

Purported PLA plans for handling a collapse of the North Korean regime have leaked to Japan’s Kyodo News, The Telegraph’s Julian Ryall reports:

Documents drawn up by planners from ’s People’s Liberation Army that were leaked to Japanese media include proposals for detaining key North Korean leaders and the creation of refugee camps on the Chinese side of the frontier in the event of an outbreak of civil in the secretive state.

[…] The report suggests “ forces” could be involved in an incident that leads to the collapse of internal controls in , resulting to millions of refugees attempting to flee. The only route to safety the vast majority would have would be over the border into China.

The Chinese authorities intend to question new arrivals, determine their identities and turn away any who are considered dangerous or undesirable.

[…] The release of the study comes just days after Beijing issued a thinly veiled warning to , ahead of a fourth anticipated nuclear test, that China would “by no means allow or chaos to occur on our doorstep.” [Source]

Open popup
X

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.