A state-run newspaper in a Chinese province bordering North Korea published a list of tips on Wednesday for how civilians can protect themselves in the event of a nuclear attack.
The apocalyptic article comes as tensions soar on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.
A full-page illustrated advisory in the Jilin Daily, an official publication of the northeast province, instructed readers to close their doors and windows and thoroughly wash their belongings to minimise radioactive impact.
“Modern warfare is three-dimensional, and intercontinental missiles could hit any corner of the world,” the newspaper said.
While the publication does not explicitly mention North Korea, Jilin was one of the Chinese provinces where people reported feeling tremors after Pyongyang conducted a powerful nuclear test this September.
In something reminiscent of the Cold War era, the Jilin Daily used a colourful comic Wednesday to tell readers to wear masks and take iodine tablets to prevent radioactive iodine from collecting in their thyroid glands.
To remove radioactive contamination on the body, one should vigorously wash garments and swab the ears, nose and mouth, the paper advised.
While conflict on the Korean peninsula is not unavoidable, the editorial said, “China must prepare for the worst. Both the country and its people should heighten vigilance.”
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