A Chinese border policeman displays confiscated vanadium bound for North Korea at a checkpoint in Dandong, Liaoning province (REUTERS/Jacky Chen).

Past Event

Illicit Economic Activities of the North Korean Government

April 15, 2014

On April 15, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings hosted the release of a report from the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), entitled "Illicit: North Korea's Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency." The report, authored by Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Sheena Chestnut Greitens, analyzes the history and current status of North Korea's foreign currency earning operations, focusing on illicit activities.

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