July 02, 2020

N. Koreans who cross into China “not refugees”: Chinese FM
UN Special Rapporteur said on Friday that he is "alarmed" by PRC's deportations of DPRK escapees

North Koreans who cross the northern border into China cannot be considered refugees by Beijing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"Those from the DPRK who illegally crossed the border to China are not refugees," Lu Kang, spokesperson for the PRC foreign ministry, told press at a regular briefing on Monday.