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  • Chinese paramilitary policemen build a fence Dec. 8 across from North Korea, seen in the background from the Chinese border town of Tumen. In recent months, North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un has intensified a border crackdown that has sought to seal the once-porous 880-mile frontier with China, smugglers and analysts alike say. (Associated Press)

    North Korea cracks down on knowledge smugglers

    The warning came from Kim Jong Un, the North Korean ruler who sees his isolated nation, just across the border from this busy Chinese trading town, as under siege. The attack, he said, must be stopped.


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