October 31, 2020

China dismisses criticism over repatriation policy

Foreign Ministry spokesperson denies any policy of 'political asylum,' claims compliance with international law

China appears no closer to revising its position on returning North Korean defectors who cross into its territory, rejecting international concerns about the fate of refugees in its territory.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing on Thursday that her country has “no such thing as political asylum.”