A man looks through binoculars towards North Korea on the Broken Bridge over the Yalu River that connects the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in Liaoning Province, China. Photo: Reuters

Why is North Korea clamping down on ethnic Chinese over Lunar New Year?

  • The hwagyo ethnic Chinese minority have long used the holiday period to return to China to buy goods they resell for a profit in the hermit kingdom
  • So why is Pyongyang closing the loophole?
Topic |   Lunar New Year
A man looks through binoculars towards North Korea on the Broken Bridge over the Yalu River that connects the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in Liaoning Province, China. Photo: Reuters
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