30 Mar '11, 4am

China has strengthened fences along parts of its border to keep N.Korean refugees out, a report says

China has strengthened fences along parts of its border to keep N.Korean refugees out, a report says

This picture taken on March 29, 2011 shows four-metre-high steel fences, linked with woven metal wires and topped with barbed wire, being erected along Yalu River at the Chinese city of Dandong. -- PHOTO: AFP SEOUL - CHINA has reinforced fences and patrols along parts of the border with North Korea in an apparent bid to ward off a growing stream of refugees from its impoverished neighbour, a report said. Four-metre-high fences topped with barbed wire are being erected along the Yalu River around the Chinese city of Dandong facing the North's north-west city of Sinuiju, Yonhap news agency reported late Tuesday. The river, which marks the border in the North's north-west, is a popular escape route for those seeking to flee permanently or to find food in China. Previously the border was only marked by a three-metre-high fence which 'anybody could cross if they really wanted',...

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