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Why Sanctions Against North Korea Are Causing Pain in China

  • China sees job losses as shops close along North Korea border
  • Trump has threatened a trade war if China fails to rein in Kim
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How North Korea Sanctions Are Impacting China's Rust Belt

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Along China’s border with North Korea, residents are more worried about feeding their families than the possibility of nuclear war.

In Hunchun, a city of about 230,000 people near China’s shared frontier with North Korea and Russia, protests briefly broke out last month after the United Nations Security Council approved sanctions banning exports of seafood and other goods from Kim Jong Un’s regime. Dozens of wholesale stores were shuttered, dealing a blow to the packagers, distributors, drivers and restaurateurs who depend on the trade.