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Underground Pipeline of Cash, Goods Feeds North Korea’s New Capitalists

As the United States and other nations seek new ways to sanction Pyongyang in response to its latest nuclear test, some North Korean defectors see investment in its rudimentary market economy as a way to promote change from within. One defector living in South Korea uses a clandestine funding channel to send hundreds of thousands of dollars to help dozens of North Koreans open small businesses, such as noodle shops and grocery stores. Last year, he shipped more than 3,000 Chinese LED...

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