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Most North Korean Defectors Avoid Asylum Seeking in China

The South Korean Foreign Ministry, during its weekly press briefing on Tuesday, did not address the reported defection of a North Korean national who is reportedly seeking asylum in Seoul’s diplomatic mission in Hong Kong.  Beijing has also still not commented on reports that Jong Yol Ri, an 18-year-old North Korean student who was attending an international mathematics competition in Hong Kong, last week sought refuge in the South Korean Consulate, according to the South China Morning...

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