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China rejects North Korean request to restart trade across border

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 20, 2020
The Chinese government recently rejected a North Korean request to restart trade across the two country’s border, Daily NK has learned.
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The Chinese response comes after Kim Song Nam, the first vice director of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK)’s international department, reportedly requested a restart to bilateral trade during a trip to Beijing in early February.

Topics: China North Korea trade border

“China sent a response to North Korea at around 5 PM on Feb. 14 saying that it would be difficult to restart smuggling activities across on the border by Feb. 15,” a high-level government source in Pyongyang told Daily NK on Feb. 18.

“It was essentially a rejection of North Korea’s request,” he added.


 

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