So there is apparently this ethnically Korean autonomous region in China.  Though they call Tibet an autonomous region too.  I wonder what that really means and what the reason was for establishing it.  Although apparently they might shut it down as the proportion of ethnic Koreans decreases.

While many South Koreans dream of reclaiming the territory that was the ancient Korean kingdom of Koguryo, residents doubt that Korean firms are willing to invest in Yanbian to ensure ethnic Koreans there can prosper. They warn that if Yanbian Prefecture is dismantled, an important Korean cultural base in China with an area of 40,000 sq. km — half the size of South Korea – will effectively be lost.

Sometimes I forget just how small this country is…


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