N.Koreans Continue to Work in China, Russia Despite UN Sanctions

  • By Lee Kil-seong

    October 29, 2018 13:13

    China and Russia continue to be the weak links in international sanctions against the North, as they continue to allow North Korean workers to work there.

    Hong Kong's South China Morning Post reported on Saturday that North Korean workers and seafood products continue to trickle into China.

    "More than 2,000 North Koreans are working in local pharmaceutical and clothing factories" in Hunchun of China's Jilin Province, the daily said. At the same time, North Korean seafood products are still easy to find in open-air markets in Yanji and Hunchun.

    Russia also continues to accept North Korean workers against international sanctions.

    "The UN banned the issuance of new work permits to North Korean workers in September, but Russia is believed to have hired 10,000 North Korean workers," Roh Chang-hee, a defector, told a forum in Washington last week, according to Radio Free Asia.

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