China enlists citizens to patrol border with North Korea: state media

January 15, 2015 3:32 AM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China is sending civilian militias to help secure the border it shares with North Korea, state media said, in the wake of two reported killings of Chinese citizens by North Koreans that could strain ties between Pyongyang and its sole major ally.

The China Defence News said on Wednesday it had established a civilian-military defense system in the Danubian prefecture of Jilting province. Danubian shares a border of about 500 km (310 miles) with North Korea.

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