Published: Lun, Décembre 04, 2017
International | By Oceane Deschanel

North Korea trade sanctions bite on borders with China, Russia

North Korea trade sanctions bite on borders with China, Russia

North Korea said the only way it would negotiate with the United States is if Washington agrees to recognize it as a nuclear weapons state, according to Russian delegates who recently visited.

"If they would be willing to close their missions in North Korea altogether, that is also something we would be supportive of", she said, while adding that Tillerson had not specifically asked in his meeting with Gabriel for Germany to recall its ambassador.

Song was reportedly in the country to update the North Korean communists with the major takeaways of October's Chinese Communist Party (CPC) Congress. China traditionally sends such envoys after every Congress to North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, and other communist nations.

On Thursday, the day after North Korea's latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, Germany withdrew part of its diplomatic staff from its embassy in Pyongyang.

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According to the US mission to the United Nations, North Korea earned an average of $760 million from textile exports in the past three years.

Russia and China have proposed a roadmap for settling the Korean crisis through a transition to negotiations, which implies rejection of any actions that fuel tensions. All are united on the basic strategy of using the military power of the United States to maintain its global hegemonic position.

The Kremlin's efforts to buddy up to North Korea only go so far, however. "Chinese Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang on November 24 said the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge across the Yalu River in the Chinese city of Dandong will be closed while North Korea repairs the approach road on its side", the Times reported, quoting Geng as adding that the bridge will reopen as soon as possible.

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Geng told reporters on Wednesday that China "expresses grave concern and opposition to the DPRK's launching activities". At the same time, the war talk is creating an air of triumphalism in Washington.

Wednesday witnessed the sixth missile test this year; and yet Pyongyang's defiance of American economic reprisals and worldwide alarm has never elicited so furious an international response, most particularly that of Beijing.

From the North Korean perspective, an oil embargo that could threaten the stability of the regime contradicts the US official policy of not pursuing regime change.

Cho Bong-hyun, director of the IBK Economic Research Institute in Seoul, said increasingly strong sanctions were likely to deal "a big blow" to the economy at Rason. Palpably enough, the blast has unnerved the concert of world powers that is now in place in the immediate aftermath of the Hawsong-15 missile plunging into the choppy Sea of Japan.

Those previously going abroad all chose to study in South Korea, where the standard of living was similar to that at home, and there is easy internet access. Beijing would certainly want to avoid a reunification of two Koreas under the banner of a democratic pro-American Republic of Korea - especially if this meant the presence of around 28,000 US troops next to its borders.

The South Korean economy is also privy to prevailing geopolitical risks. From a sector look, Information Technology, Financials and Consumer Discretionary take the top three spots, with a 38.8%, 13.7% and 12.3% allocation, respectively (as of Nov 28, 2017).

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