Source: A Special Economic Zone For Chongjin?

June 12th, 2012
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A well placed Chinese-Korean business source who works regularly inside the DPRK has told NK News that there are plans to convert the north-eastern city of Chongjin into a special economic zone (SEZ) “very soon.”  Interestingly, the source said that the Chongjin SEZ would be a “real one”, unlike the somewhat limited Rason initiative.  A

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Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll founded NK News in 2010. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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  • Leonid Petrov

    “…being close to both China and Russia and having non-freezing port
    facilities, it could serve as an ideal base for exporting products
    around the region.”

    That is a typically North Koean attitude – to spoit the relations with everyone around and then to advertise a “very special economic zone”! Who is going to buy this? 

  • Leonid Petrov

    “…being close to both China and Russia and having non-freezing port
    facilities, it could serve as an ideal base for exporting products
    around the region.”

    That is a typically North Koean attitude – to spoit the relations with everyone around and then to advertise a “very special economic zone”! Who is going to buy this? 

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