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The New York Times reports China might expect refugees to rush across the river separating the countries.
China reportedly has plans for refugee camps along its border with North Korea.
The New York Times got wind of a leaked internal document that said several areas have already been designated for those camps.
Tension and instability in the region has been high for months, and The Times notes China might be expecting refugees to surge across the river that separates the countries.
North Korea has provoked the international community with a series of ballistic missile and nuclear tests. Most recently, the North test-fired a missile it claims is capable of "striking the whole" U.S. mainland.
China doesn't consider North Korean defectors "refugees." Instead, it labels them "illegal economic migrants" and routinely sends them back. It's unclear what the leaked camp plans could mean for future protocol.
A spokesman for China's foreign ministry said he hadn't seen plans for the camps but also didn't deny their existence.
Around 500 people had gathered for a procession from the mosque to celebrate the birth of the prophet, known as Mawlid an-Nabi.
Radioactive elements, except tritium and carbon-14, have been mostly filtered from the water that is being released into the Pacific Ocean.
The Pentagon credited the U.S. Army, U.S. Forces Korea, the Department of Defense, Sweden and China for their assistance in securing the release.
Republican lawmakers met early in the morning on Saturday with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund government operations.
House passage came after Speaker Kevin McCarthy dropped plans for steep spending cuts and relied on Democratic help.
U.S. Central Command said it conducted the successful mission capturing a facilitation official during an operation, with no civilian casualties.