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Flood Across the Border: China’s Disaster Relief Operations and Potential Response to a North Korean

Authors: Drew Thompson and Carla Freeman, Ph.D. Click here to read the full report. Executive Summary This report considers the planning, capacities and mechanisms for addressing natural disasters and domestic crises in the People’s Republic of China and the implications for Chinese management of a potential crisis involving a rapid and unexpected increase in the volume of North Korean refugees fleeing to Chinese territory. Its focus is on structures and organizations in Jilin Province and its subordinate Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. Chinese officials are concerned that rapid and unexpected changes within the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could trigger a flood o

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