Chinese Publication Shows What Everyday Life Would Be Like After Nuclear Attack

Conservative Tribune | 12/7/2017 | Ben Marquis
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Following the recent test by North Korea of an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, tensions have once again been ratcheted up on the Korean Peninsula.

As North Korea’s leaders continue to defy United Nations resolutions and global pressure to cease their efforts at developing nuclear-armed ballistic missiles, fear of a deadly conflict has grown among the nations that surround the belligerent communist regime, and what may ultimately befall them if North Korea continues unchecked.

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According to the U.K. Daily Mail, a state-run daily newspaper in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin — which shares a border with North Korea — published a full-page article on Wednesday that informed readers on what they could do to increase their odds of survival in the event of a potential nuclear attack in their vicinity.

The paper provided “common sense” advice — supplemented by helpful cartoon illustrations — on what readers could do to protect themselves from, or counter the effects of, such things as various types of radiation, the shock from blast waves, an electro-magnetic pulse or nuclear fallout.

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Some of the information included advice that residents thoroughly clean their exposed skin and clothing if exposed to radioactive fallout, or tips on how to induce vomiting and urination for those unlucky enough to ingest contaminated food or water.

The Washington Post reported that the warning to residents of the Jilin province was picked up by a number of other media outlets, not to mention social media, and began to spark concern among some Chinese that a potential nuclear incident was imminent.

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Of course, Chinese authorities were quick to downplay such worries, and essentially dismissed the concerns as overwrought. The information provided was little more than the equivalent of a public service announcement, according to the official line.

It was further reported that the Jilin Provincial People’s Air Defense Office was responsible...
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