A group of North Korean farm labourers and soldiers in a truck driving along a country road in the northwestern part of the country. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Gaps in records cloak China’s North Korean ‘slave labourers’ in mystery

Beijing has almost no public record of the North Korean workers’ presence and activities in China, even as their use sparks UN and US criticism

Topic |   North Korea

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A group of North Korean farm labourers and soldiers in a truck driving along a country road in the northwestern part of the country. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu is an award-winning journalist and writer specialising in human trafficking issues. She is also the author of the book Silenced No More: Voices of Comfort Women.