March 15, 2010 11:32
North Korea has reportedly increased the deployment of counter-intelligence officials to China in light of the reclusive country’s mounting social tensions over its recent currency reform.
Radio Free Asia says the number of North Korean counter-intelligence officials stationed at China's Yanji city in Jilin Province rose from six to more than 10 in February.
The men are said to be in charge of exposing contacts leaking inside information outside the border and also collecting data on North Korean human rights groups based in Seoul.
Quoting an unnamed Chinese official, RFA also said the counter-intelligence officials were working to find the names of those who help sources within the North contact people in South Korea.
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