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Bloomberg: North Korea’s Exports to China Could Prevent Effective Trade Sanctions

February 16, 2011 — An article in Bloomberg focuses on North Korea’s rebound in trade with China and how North Korea’s exports to China increased 51 percent last year. Scott Snyder is quoted as saying, “Even if North Korea’s front door is firmly locked, there is every reason to think the regime can gain what it needs to survive with impunity as long as the back door is open to China.” If China continues to trade with North Korea, Snyder thinks that sanctions could prove to be “ineffective.” Read the full article: “North Korea Exports to China Show Birthday-Boy Kim’s ‘Back Door’ Reprieve.”

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