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China stepping up food and other assistance to DPRK

Asahi wrote that it has learned from ROK government officials and sources involved in China-DPRK trade that the Chinese government is stepping up its assistance to the DPRK by sending it rice, corn, and other products as humanitarian aid and promoting visits there by Chinese tourists. The paper speculated that China is providing assistance to expand its influence in the DPRK in an attempt to push back against the United States.

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