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China telling companies not to hire North Koreans

Beijing finds way to register its displeasure with Pyongyang

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This bridge connects China's Dandong, Liaoning Province, to North Korea's Sinuiju.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China is informally telling some domestic businesses to stop hiring North Koreans, a diplomatic source said on Saturday.

The whisper campaign is apparently a form of economic sanction as North Korea plows ahead with its ballistic missile development program.

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