N. Korea`s reliance on China – Jong-Heon Lee

From UPI, via Monsters and Critics:

U.S.-led financial sanctions against North Korea can hardly bear fruit without China`s participation and will only make the closed economy further depend on its robust neighbor, South Korean officials said Monday.

North Korea has been increasingly dependent on China for its economic survival, which could weaken inter-Korean cooperation, the central Bank of Korea said in a report. The North`s trade with another major partner, Japan, has consistently diminished, further deepening Pyongyang`s economic reliance on China, the BOK report added.

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