Chinese state media gives advice on surviving nuclear attack to citizens near North Korea border

Using practical advice and cartoon illustrations, the full-page report looked to prepare people for nuclear warfare

By Andrew Griffin

Chinese state media has issued advice to citizens on how to survive a nuclear attack or explosion.

A state-run newspaper in northeastern China’s Jilin city, which is near the border with North Korea, published a full page of “common sense” advice that was intended to keep its readers alive in the case of attack.

The article didn’t name North Korea or any other military power, despite their proximity. But China has been vocal in its criticism of North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programme, as well as attacking the US and South Korea for ratcheting up tensions.