22 Jul '11, 11am

Pendant que les civils meurent de faim, la Corée du Nord importe des produits de luxe. (En Anglais)

Pendant que les civils meurent de faim, la Corée du Nord importe des produits de luxe. (En Anglais)

North Korea's imports of luxury goods from China almost doubled in a year. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NORTH Korea's imports of luxury goods from China almost doubled in a year, a report from China showed on Wednesday, indicating the ongoing shopping spree by the elite class of the reclusive regime even as its people are supposedly dying of hunger. According to Beijing customs, quoted by Seoul officials, the total volume of trade between Pyongyang and its last-remaining ally and economic benefactor surged by almost two times in the first five months this year, compared with the same period of the previous year. While imports of corn, rice and other foodstuffs stood at a mere four per cent of imports, or US$46 million (S$55.6 million), North Korea spent US$10 million bringing in foreign cigarettes and liquor via China, the report showed. The North spent about US$7.5 million to buy ci...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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