제      목 Denied Status, Denied Education: Children of North Korean Women in China
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저      자 Human Rights Watch
발행연도 2008년
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내용발췌 In the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in eastern Jilin province, northeast
China, many North Korean children and children of Chinese fathers and North Korean
mothers live in legal limbo. There is no official data estimating the number of such
children living in the area, but local residents put the number at anywhere between a
few thousand and several tens of thousands.
A serious problem these children face is access to education, as Chinese schools
require verification of identity for admittance and continued schooling. In China,
every citizen must be registered under a household registration system called hukou.
Chinese law stipulates that a child born in China is entitled to citizenship if either
parent is a Chinese citizen. However, since registering a child would expose the
identity of the mother, Chinese men who have had children with North Korean
women are faced with an awful choice. They can register their child at the risk of
exposing their mothers, who could be arrested and repatriated to North Korea as “illegal” economic migrants, or they can decide not to register the child—leaving the
child without access to education. When both parents are North Koreans, it is
impossible for a child to obtain hukou.