North Korean refugees. Photo: Reuters

North Korean defectors targeted by Chinese authorities in crackdown on ‘underground railroad’

  • North Koreans who enter China illegally face numerous threats, including from the criminal networks they often have to turn to for help
  • Tens of thousands of women and girls trying to flee North Korea have been pressed into prostitution, forced marriage, or cybersex operations in China
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean refugees. Photo: Reuters
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