DANDONG, China -- North Korean goods and workers are turning up in growing numbers on the Chinese side of the border, in defiance of United Nations sanctions, a sign that Beijing is softening its crackdown on smuggling activity.
"This shellfish is from North Korea," said a seller at a market in Dandong, Liaoning Province, the largest city on the border. "Even though it's subject to sanctions, it's been easier to get lately."
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