10 Things to Know for Thursday

In this Sept. 20, 2017, photo, Andrei Lankov, a North Korea expert at Kookmin University answers a reporter’s question during an interview in Seoul, South Korea. North Korean workers in China are under much more intense surveillance than those in Russia and the Middle East, experts say. That’s likely because Pyongyang fears they could follow in the footsteps of tens of thousands of their countrymen who escaped to China, or they could interact with South Koreans living in China. “If a North Korean wants to go overseas, China is his or her least favorable option,” said Lankov. “Because in China, (factories) have essentially prison-like conditions.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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