Beijing looks the other way as North Korean workers stay past sanctions deadline.
Sources say the policy provides funds for government use and tightens control over citizens.
Every workplace employing North Koreans now has an assigned overseer.
Hwagyo are foreign citizens and have traditionally been exempt, but that is now changing.
Increasing numbers of poor people are offering their services as servants to the rich, overcrowding the domestic labor market.
Sources suspect sanctions-banned construction materials are smuggled across the border.
Sources say news outlets have decided not to hide facts that Pyongyangers already know about.
North Korean government tells people to use self-reliance to get through sanctions.
Vladivostok’s North Korean restaurant workers did not return home, reported for work on New Year’s Day.
Perplexed sources in China say there is no food crisis across the Yalu.