November 02, 2016 11:01
North Korean restaurants in China have quietly lifted a ban on South Korean customers put in place after the entire staff of one restaurant defected in April, Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday.
Newly opened restaurants have no official restrictions on customer access, while established ones still nominally ban South Korean tour groups but admit South Koreans who come in Chinese company, sources in Dalian and Dandong told RFA.
In April, 13 North Korean staff of a restaurant in Ningbo in the Chinese province of Zhejiang got hold of their passports, which are normally confiscated by their handlers, and got on a plane to South Korea.
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