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How a sanctions-busting smartphone business thrives in North Korea

Updated : September 26, 2019 12:29 PM IST

Economists estimate as many as six million North Koreans - a quarter of the population - now have mobile phones.
The phones feature Taiwanese semiconductors, batteries made in China and a version of Google's open-source Android operating system.
United Nations sanctions imposed in 2017 because of the North's weapons programmes prohibit imports of mobile phone hardware.
How a sanctions-busting smartphone business thrives in North Korea

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