Three others decided to stay in the South to seek asylum.
Rural families put children to work to avoid having government-dispatched workers come to farms and seize their food.
North Korea continues to be one of the worst offenders in the trafficking of people.
Sources say he tried to sell materials documenting daily life to Chinese nationals.
Sources say the goods are of better quality at cheaper prices.
They are paying authorities to change arrest dates so their imprisoned relatives will be eligible for release.
The reduction is a first during the rule of Kim Jong Un, sources say.
Officials have been investigating the sale of such goods in local markets.
Summit-shy leader would have cut awkward figure in Moscow, under world press scrutiny with no fawning officials.
Worker patrols have increased their inspections lapel pins to weed out fakes.
Younger Chinese see North Korea as 'strange, bizarre, irrational, and very stubborn country that creates lots of problems for China.'
Ten are recalled from China, as reports surface of officials seeking asylum.
But sources say many people are using two phones to avoid overage fees.