Illegal immigration to China

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Illegal immigration in China is a major problem, particularly with North Korean refugees and defectors fleeing their country.[1] The Chinese government actively discourages this type of behavior out of fears that it may cause instability in the region and encourage more illegal immigration.[2] The government has been criticized for its aggressive approach to illegal immigration.[3][4][5][6]

China is building a security barrier along its border with North Korea to prevent the defectors or refugees from North Korea.[7] Also, many immigrants from Mongolia have tried to make it to China. There might be as many as 100,000 Africans and Arabs in Guangzhou, mostly illegal overstayers.[8] To encourage people to report foreigners living illegally in China, the police are giving a 100 yuan reward to whistleblowers whose information successfully leads to an expulsion.[9]

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