The Macau skyline seen from the restaurant Aurora. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

How Macau became North Korea’s window to the world... and its nexus for weapons and drugs trafficking

The assassination of Kim Jong-nam put a spotlight on the Chinese city he lived in – but Pyongyang’s links to the former Portuguese colony stretch much further back, into a murky and sordid past

Topic |   North Korea

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The Macau skyline seen from the restaurant Aurora. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.