09 Mar '18, 6am

Chinese drones sneak into North Korea's military arsenal

Chinese drones sneak into North Korea's military arsenal

Wang Dewen's daughter-in-law says the Chinese businessman could be dead. His wife claims he is travelling. But they are sure of one thing: he is definitely not working in North Korea. At least that is what AFP was told during a visit to the home of the shadowy businessman who United Nations experts believe is one of several Chinese traders who may have helped Pyongyang build a fleet of around 300 military drones. The network is believed to form a crucial part of the logistics chain that has allowed the North to fly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that have snooped on a new US missile defence system in the South and taken pictures of Seoul's presidential palace. Last year the UN said the drone transfers illustrate the North's "continued reliance on Chinese middlemen and cash transactions to procure commercial items for military purposes". Chinese companies have also sold the...

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