Title China: 1. Is there a border crossing between Yanji and North Korea? 2. Are Chinese nationals who are also ethnic Korean able to freely come and go across the border? 3. Would a Chinese national who is ethnic Korean have to register his presence in North Korea with local authorities if staying a few nights with a North Korean family? 4. Would it be even possible for a Chinese national to stay with a family in North Korea without applying for permission beforehand? Would that person be closely watched by security officials while there? 5. How would North Korean officials react to a Chinese national being found with the Bible and suspected of trying to evangelise North Koreans? Would that result in a detention of only 3 days or deportation or something more serious? 6. Are there many North Korean defectors living in this part of Jilin province? 7. What is their status - are they considered as illegal immigrants or are they tolerated by Chinese authorities? 8. Is there a lot of missionary activity by South Korean Christians or church ministers in that area? Is their presence in that area tolerated by Chinese authorities?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 28 March 2011
Country China | Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Topics Border crossers | Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants
Citation / Document Symbol CHN38452
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, China: 1. Is there a border crossing between Yanji and North Korea? 2. Are Chinese nationals who are also ethnic Korean able to freely come and go across the border? 3. Would a Chinese national who is ethnic Korean have to register his presence in North Korea with local authorities if staying a few nights with a North Korean family? 4. Would it be even possible for a Chinese national to stay with a family in North Korea without applying for permission beforehand? Would that person be closely watched by security officials while there? 5. How would North Korean officials react to a Chinese national being found with the Bible and suspected of trying to evangelise North Koreans? Would that result in a detention of only 3 days or deportation or something more serious? 6. Are there many North Korean defectors living in this part of Jilin province? 7. What is their status - are they considered as illegal immigrants or are they tolerated by Chinese authorities? 8. Is there a lot of missionary activity by South Korean Christians or church ministers in that area? Is their presence in that area tolerated by Chinese authorities?, 28 March 2011, CHN38452, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e2e8e552.html [accessed 23 August 2014]
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