The release of NKIDP e-Dossier no.11, “Explaining North Korean Migration to China,” was reported widely upon by the South Korean press, with articles appearing in Joongang Daily, Donga Daily, Yonhap News Agency, and Hankook Daily and broadcasts appearing on MBN

As covered by the media, the e-Dossier featured 11 translated Chinese documents which provide a window into historical cases of legal and illegal migration between the DPRK and China. The documents show that Chinese citizens, mainly Korean Chinese, migrated to North Korea in the 1950s and 1960s in large part due to hardships such as hunger, poverty, and racial discrimination.

The e-Dossier was introduced by Hazel Smith, Professor at Cranfield University and Fellow at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

To view e-Dossier no. 11, "Explaining North Korean Migration to China," please click here.