“On Dec 6,
#JilinDaily published a feature on #nuclearweapons and how to protect in case of #nuclearradiation. This led many in northern #China to ask if the newspaper report is an anticipation of a #UnitedStates military action against #NorthKorea ‘s missile test.”-Author
Revealing the extreme direness of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, a state-run Chinese media outlet based in a province bordering North Korea and Russia — the Jilin Daily — published a “common sense” guide for surviving a nuclear war, according to Reuters.
A provincial rag like this would get very little funding from SAPPRFT (Guangdian) or the party, it’d get maybe lower rents and taxes, a building and a broadcasting licence if you are a TV station. They are otherwise on their own and have to cater to their audience like any other newspaper.
Some editor gave some sub-editor a page to play with and they think it’s a good idea… probably for the reasons you are insinuating. That’s all. If you think this is out there you should see what Hunan TV or Southern Group are up to. And both of those are FAR higher up the totempole on the ‘state media’ hierarchy than Jilin Daily.
Now, if People’s Daily or the People’s Liberation Army Daily were to carry this… yeah, I might start worrying.
Although the full-page article of guidelines doesn’t specifically mention North Korea, the warning was clearly a result of the increasing tensions between a nuclear-armed DPRK, and the United States.
The influential Chinese state-run Global Times described the article as a public service announcement due to the situation on the Korean peninsula.
“If war breaks out, it is not possible to rule out the Korean peninsula producing nuclear contaminants, and countermeasures must be seriously researched and spoken openly about to let the common folk know. But at the same time, there is absolutely no reason to be alarmed,” the Global Times said.
Tensions with the U.S. have increased dramatically since North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test in September. Just weeks ago, the DPRK launched a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which demonstrated a theoretical capability to conduct a nuclear strike anywhere across the whole of the U.S. mainland.
Citizens in Jilin have reported feeling tremors when the North tested a nuclear device, according to The Daily Caller.
“It’s natural that Jilin province is more sensitive to the situation on the Korean peninsula, given its special geographic location. It’s necessary for the provincial paper to publish information on nuclear weapons,” the Global Times wrote in a Chinese-language editorial.
when being asked about it, the officials said it’s completely normal public education, but…… yeah, nobody’s buying that.
The published guidelines note that nuclear weapons utilize five means of causing destruction: light radiation, blast waves, early-stage nuclear radiation, nuclear electromagnetic pulses, and radioactive pollution. The article goes on to explain that the first four kill instantaneously.
The Jilin Daily encouraged people caught outside when the bomb goes off to dive into a ditch, river, or lake and cover any exposed skin.
According to a report by Reuters, the Jilin Daily guidelines noted that:
According to a report from Defense One:
And there you have it.
Although officially — “no one is panicking” — simultaneously preparing for a nuclear attack and flood of refugees says otherwise.
The Chinese government has previously said that they reject military intervention, but in the event that the U.S. launches a preemptive strike on North Korea – the Chinese military WILL intervene in defense of the North.
Make no mistake that the world is teetering on the brink of an extreme nuclear catastrophe.