North Korean rice imports from China drop amid alleged arms trade with Russia
Expert says Moscow may be sending more food staples in exchange for weapons, as wigs again top DPRK exports
Trade in wigs and the raw materials for their production once again dominated official exchange between North Korea and China last month, while the DPRK’s rice imports dwindled amid allegations of weapons trade with Russia.
North Korea’s total trade volume with China contracted to $192.4 million last month from a nearly four-year high of $216.5 million in September, according to official data from China’s General Administration of Customs. Imports amounted to $167.6 million and exports to $24.8 million.
But human and animal hair along with wigs, false beards and other articles made of hair or synthetic
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