Dandong: North Korea sanctions are strangling this Chinese city

Jan 29 2018 |

Related: U.S. targets North Korea through China and RussiaConversations last week with traders, store owners and Dandong residents with ties to North Korea painted a picture of a local economy showing signs of severe stress. "In the beginning, I was importing coal from North Korea," he said, through a haze of smoke. On top of bans on goods, restrictions were also placed on everything from North Korean laborers working overseas to joint ventures with North Korean companies. "I'm in a state of forced retirement," said one woman who has been trading with North Korea for over a decade. Related: North Korean ship caught likely violating sanctions, Japan saysA previously bustling row of stores catering to North Korean buyers was almost deserted over a period of several days last week. Read More at money.cnn.com

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