The daily quoted reports that bank accounts belonging to Kim under borrowed names and amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars have been found in Shanghai and other Chinese cities.
Chinese bankers told the daily that the banks mentioned in the reports not only referred to Shanghai-headquartered banks but also Shanghai branches of foreign banks, the daily added.
"It is up to the central bank's anti-money-laundering unit to investigate suspicious capital flows and deals," it quoted a banker close to the People's Bank of China as saying. "But given the political implications of this matter, the central bank would have to receive direction from the top leadership before taking concrete steps in conducting probes."
It quoted Prof. Du Jifeng from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences as saying international pressure to impose more sanctions on Pyongyang over the bank accounts "would create a dilemma for China's leaders."
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