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China to limit influx of DPRK workers

Sunday’s Nikkei front-paged a story from Beijing on informal instructions given to Chinese firms by government authorities not to hire North Korean laborers, speculating that the measure effectively constitutes a unilateral sanction on the DPRK. Companies in provinces sharing borders with North Korea have been reportedly asked not to employ North Koreans. The paper speculated that the Chinese government is tightening the noose on North Korea to limit its means to earn hard currency perhaps in response to U.S. pressure.

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