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North Korea Demands ‘Compensation’ Payment When China Complains About Phone Jamming

A woman talks on a mobile phone before the "Monument to Party Founding" in Pyongyang on Oct. 11, 2015. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman talks on a mobile phone before the "Monument to Party Founding" in Pyongyang on Oct. 11, 2015. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Beijing and Pyongyang came to blows when the North Koreans’ regular jamming of cell phone signals interfered with Chinese users living in the bordering regions,...

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