North Korean products go on sale at new Dandong trade zone
Just one shop selling small range of goods so far following a slow start to business
A new border trade zone in Dandong has begun selling its first North Korean products, although just one export store has started trading more than two months after the site opened.
The new shop’s sparse shelves are dominated by North Korean liquor, cigarettes, ginseng and tea. Wild honey starts at 79 yuan (US$11.80) for a small 250-gram jar, rising to 280 yuan ($41.90) for a two-kilogram container. The local press billed the zone’s North Korean products as “cheap but good” everyday items when the site launched in late June.
The sole North Korean store also sells
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