The Common Program of the People's Republic of China 1949-1954

Article 60 of the Common Program

Not only this article of the Common Program supports the protection of refugees. China signed the 1951 Convention of the United Nations, which is the basis of international refugee protection. See Convention. During the period of 1949-1954, there is no evidence of requests for asylum.
A special group are POW turncoats, they were POWs from the Korea War; twenty-one American GIs and a British marine had chosen to live in PRC rather than to be repatriated to the US or UK.

See Hooper (2016). Pages 51-55 [Cite] and Zweiback (1997). Pages 345-362 [↩] [Cite]

Chapter 7 of Common Program