New sanctions beginning to have impact in and around N. Korea: sources
Foreign workers returning and businesses in China are shutting down, but effect in-country is mixed
The cumulative impact of sanctions are having a mixed impact on a range of indicators both inside and around North Korea, sources told NK Pro in late January and February.
However, despite the number of sector-level United Nations sanctions reaching sharp new peaks in late 2017, it appears that much of the North Korean economy appears to be insulated – for now – from the most destabilizing of potential sanctions effects.
Of most significance, however, are reports surrounding border areas in China – especially Dandong, apparently due to Beijing’s increasingly tough implementation of recent UN resolutions.[p
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