Declining Chinese border town eyes North Korean workers for economic revival
New industrial park in Kaishantun is far from population centers, suggesting plan to use DPRK workers for cheap labor
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles exploring economic activity along North Korea’s northern border as the country eases pandemic restrictions. The first about the Musan-Nanping crossing can be found here.
A small Chinese town in economic decline is looking to laborers from across the border in North Korea to work at a new industrial park and boost the local economy, according to NK Pro analysis, setting the stage for potential large-scale U.N. sanctions violations.
The park in Kaishantun, a small town of Longjing City in Jilin Province
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