China let 13 North Koreans defect through its border because they had “legitimate” ID — Quartz

The tens of thousands of North Koreans working abroad in restaurants, factories, construction sites, and other settings help their families—and the regime—earn much-needed foreign currency. But last week, 13 such workers—from a restaurant in China run by North Korea’s government—defected to South Korea. Yesterday (April 11), China’s foreign ministry made a surprising announcement on the…

via China let 13 North Koreans defect through its border because they had “legitimate” ID — Quartz

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