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China reveals who is leading embassy after former ambassador left the country and border controls keep new appointee out
Chinese customs data also shows increased DPRK imports of a variety of consumer goods, including dairy and honey
US seeks broader sanctions against DPRK after ballistic launches but lacks full support of UN Security Council
Footage from Japanese outlet shows daily rail trade since Monday restart, though unclear how long activity will continue
China says ‘no plan’ for new UN sanctions while DPRK hints at possible return of nuclear and long-range missile tests
Unification ministry says just 63 defectors arrived last year, declining from more than 1,000 prior to pandemic controls
Kim Jong Un to reconsider concessions made to US in denuclearization talks, says state media
Japan-based Choson Sinbo claims missiles are for self-defense after top US diplomat says tests meant to grab attention
Latest figures for December bring yearly total to just $320 million, as COVID-19 restrictions depress trade
DPRK says it tested 1,395 additional people during two-week period coinciding with party plenum, New Year’s Eve concert
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