I stumbled across this pic. It shows a North Korean mother and her child attempting to enter the safe haven of a foreign embassy in Beijing. The look of pain and confusion on the child's face breaks my heart.
Contrary to its obligations under the UN Refugee Convention, China does not recognize the political status of North Korean refugees. China treats them as economic migrants and deports them back to North Korea where they face severe punishment, sometimes including death. The fate of the mother and child in this photograph are unknown.
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