What to expect from Sino-DPRK trade as COVID-19 border measures ease
In Dandong, preparation has been ongoing to resume and expand cross-border exchange
Theoretically, North Korea is deeply constrained in its foreign trade due to various economic sanctions regimes that almost amount to a complete trade embargo.
It continues, however, to maintain active trade channels with its main partner, China, as the most recent UN Panel of Experts report on sanctions implementation clearly demonstrates.
Although on January 21, in what can be seen as both a political middle finger to the U.S. and a move of desperation, the DPRK decided to completely seal off its borders to trade in order to limit its exposure to the coronavirus outbreak
- 01State media review: North Korea says ‘no reason’ it can’t meet with Japan
- 02North Korea primed for quick rebound after satellite launch failure: Analysis
- 03What to make of conflicting signs about a North Korean border reopening
- 04North Korea hacked an election body. But political interference wasn’t the goal.
- 05Secrecy surrounding North Korea’s upcoming plenum points to big changes afoot
- 06State media review: North Korea provides a front-row seat to anti-Yoon protests
- 07By linking radars, ROK and Japan reduce blind spots around North Korean missiles
- 08Poker face: North Korea tries new strategy in crackdown on ‘bluffing’ and lying