Work visas for North Koreans going to China up 17.2% | NK News
July 20, 2024

Work visas for North Koreans going to China up 17.2%

Expert says increase down to more business activity, despite cooling of relations

The number of North Koreans granted work visas by Chinese authorities increased by 17% last year, according to official information released by China's National Tourism Administration.

93,300 work visas were given to North Korean citizens in 2013 according to the data released on Tuesday, along with roughly 206,600 North Koreans visiting China as tourists.

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