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Chinese newspaper near N. Korean border published nuclear attack survival guide

A Chinese newspaper from a community near the border with North Korea has ominously published a guide to surviving a nuclear attack.

The full-page guide in the Jilin Daily, the official state-run newspaper of China’s Jilin province, included information on nuclear weapons, protective measures, and the difference between various disasters.

It was published a week after North Korea tested its longest-range ICBM yet, which experts believe is capable of striking targets anywhere on the planet.

The article immediately alarmed the Chinese public as well as foreign media, as the public couldn’t help worrying about the subtext behind the newspaper giving the advice at such a sensitive time.

North Korea’s nuclear test in September caused strong tremors — both physically and mentally – in China.The September explosion generated tremors equal to a 6.3 earthquake and was strongly felt in northern China, including Jilin province.

A local air defense office explained that is only “common sense” to publish the guidelines due to the existence of nuclear weapons on the continent and “should not be over-interpreted.” [source]

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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.

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