Long convoys of Chinese lorries laden with rice were seen entering North Korea after Beijing reportedly agreed to provide major food aid to Pyongyang’s new regime, according to a South Korean activist.
Thousands of lorries delivered rice to the hungry North starting on January 9, said Do Hee-Yoon of the Seoul-based Citizens’ Coalition for Human Rights of Abductees and North Korean Refugees.
On Monday a Japanese newspaper said Chinese leaders had agreed on the aid at a meeting on December 20, the day after North Korea announced the death of its longtime leader Kim Jong-Il.
The deliveries lasted about 10 days before the Lunar New Year holiday on January 23.
China’s foreign ministry urged the international community to give its impoverished neighbor more humanitarian aid.
It’s sad the victims are the citizens of North Korea!