27 Apr '12, 7pm

North Korea elite enjoy good life despite sanctions

Nuclear-armed North Korea has been under heavy sanctions for years but there is little sign of any effect on the elite in Pyongyang, who enjoy unfettered access to upmarket cars and consumer goods. The economy of the isolated North is widely believed to be battered and stuttering, but the luxury shops of the showcase capital tell a different story. According to expatriates living in the city, there are ever more cars on the roads and traffic in the centre is increasingly busy. Many vehicles are old, but the number of newer Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Toyota and Land Rover models is on the rise. The international community imposed a strict embargo on allluxury goods for North Korea and its ruling elite in 2009, but it is ignored by supply networks running through Pyongyang’s key allyChina, said South Korean MP Yoon Sang-Hyun. North Korean imports of luxury goods, including flat-s...

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