A North Korean official stands guard on a rural road. China expects a rise in the number of refugees crossing the border this summer amid a severe food shortage. Photo: APA North Korean official stands guard on a rural road. China expects a rise in the number of refugees crossing the border this summer amid a severe food shortage. Photo: AP
A North Korean official stands guard on a rural road. China expects a rise in the number of refugees crossing the border this summer amid a severe food shortage. Photo: AP

China to use 5G technology to tackle flow of refugees, smuggled goods over North Korean border

  • Border patrol unit signed agreement with China Mobile to build country’s first 5G checkpoint at Yunfeng Reservoir, according to mainland Chinese media
  • They will trial the use of virtual reality glasses, simultaneously updating logbooks, drones and 4K night-vision monitors to track movements

Topic |   North Korea
A North Korean official stands guard on a rural road. China expects a rise in the number of refugees crossing the border this summer amid a severe food shortage. Photo: APA North Korean official stands guard on a rural road. China expects a rise in the number of refugees crossing the border this summer amid a severe food shortage. Photo: AP
A North Korean official stands guard on a rural road. China expects a rise in the number of refugees crossing the border this summer amid a severe food shortage. Photo: AP
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