Kenneth Bae was the first American prisoner sent to a North Korean labour camp since the Korean war. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Treat North Korean refugees as ‘humanitarian issue’, former US prisoner Kenneth Bae urges China

  • It is a mistake to treat North Koreans who cross the border into China as part of a political issue, he says
  • He spent two years imprisoned in a labour camp in the North before founding his NGO
Topic |   North Korea

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Kenneth Bae was the first American prisoner sent to a North Korean labour camp since the Korean war. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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The bridge crosses the Yalu River on the border between China and North Korea. Photo: Kyodo

China’s bridge to North Korea opens 3 years after it was built – but why now?

  • Buses from the North make return trip to China on Monday, according to South Korean media
  • Opening of Jian-Manpo border crossing had been delayed during heightened tension over sanctions on the North
Topic |   North Korea

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The bridge crosses the Yalu River on the border between China and North Korea. Photo: Kyodo
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