Jilin Daily, a local Chinese state newspaper from the Jilin border region with North Korea, published a guide on Wednesday on how to behave in the event of a nuclear attack.
While the report did not mention North Korea by name, the national propaganda outlet Global Times published a piece explaining that the government felt the guide necessary “as assumptions increase on possible clashes on the Korean Peninsula.”
“We provide monthly articles on national defense education and protective measures against disasters to the newspaper.
The South China Morning Post, citing The Beijing News, quotes another Jilin Air Defense official, identified as Xu Yucheng, as dismissing any panic surrounding the publication of the article.
In September, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection announced the activation of “contingency plans” in the event of a North Korean nuclear disaster, citing China’s experience of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in its border regions following the nuclear test.