A U.S. congressional commission predicts that UN sanctions on North Korea will unlikely discourage economic relations between Pyongyang and Beijing.
According to the Voice of America(VOA) on Tuesday, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission said in a recently released annual report that the North Korean economy remains dependent on China, which accounted for 91 percent of all foreign trade for Pyongyang.
The report forecast that more North Koreans will work in China as the North Korean regime is exporting labor forces overseas in order to earn foreign currencies.
It noted that 70-thousand to 80-thousand North Koreans were working in China as of August this year, and of them, 34-thousand were stationed in cities near the China-North Korea border, such as Dandong and Tumen.
Source: KBS World Radio