With few hospitals, North Korea closes Chinese border @DavidMaxwell161

Feb 13, 04:11 AM
Image:  Norbert Vollertsen is a German doctor and human rights activist; he practiced medicine in North Korea from 1999 to 2001 with the Cap Anamur Committee, and was lauded and given perquisites never before afforded to any non-North Korean. Then he was released from the constant care of Party handlers and discovered how the country in fact was run.. Horrified, he decided to devote the rest of his life to revealing to the world the incomprehensibly enormous villainy of the Kim regime, which he has done.  He daren’t stay more than one or two nights in the same place anywhere in the world as the regime tries constantly to find him and is determined to kill  him.

David Maxwell, senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in re: North Korea's response to the coronavirus, and the leak of the UN Panel of Experts Report: Chinese have bought $370 million of coal in violation of UN sanctions; also sold a lot of oil (there’s a cap on oil sales). Ship-to-ship transfers.  North Korea’s medical provision is dreadful.  Border with China seems to be closed out of fear of the virus.   . . .  Xi has failed to have the sanctions lifted, which is most significant.