December 02, 2022
Analysis

The myth of a sealed China-N. Korea border

Stories of widespread border fencing, and of increased tensions between neighbors, are highly exaggerated

More than one media outlet has included stories of border security on the rise between North Korea and China.

Since the coming of the Kim Jong Un regime came a crackdown on defections, both from the North Korean side and the Chinese, who’ve erected new fencing, including the electrified and barbed wire variety.