By ““mirroring”” trade and investment statistics of those engaged in such activities with North Korea, I calculate the prevailing net deficiency in food, fertilizer, and oil, and identify China as the source of replenishment for such deficiency. From such findings, we may infer the political ramifications behind China's persistent economic support for the North.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.