About 50,000 North Koreans are thought to have been working in China before the UN sanctions. Photo: Kyodo

China fails to send North Korean workers home despite United Nations sanctions, US official says

  • US estimates Pyongyang was earning more than US$500 million a year from nearly 100,000 workers abroad, of which about 50,000 were in China and 30,000 in Russia
  • Washington has blacklisted two entities it says are involved in Pyongyang’s labour export
Topic |   North Korea

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About 50,000 North Koreans are thought to have been working in China before the UN sanctions. Photo: Kyodo
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