04 Jul '12, 5pm

China gives N. Koreans economics lessons: reports via @newspin

A group of North Korean officials and scholars is receiving training in China on the workings of special economic zones, news reports said Wednesday. Yonhap news agency and Daily NK, a Seoul-based online newspaper, quoted sources as saying the group of about 20 officials and scholars arrived in the northeastern city of Tianjin in May. They have been taking lessons from Chinese experts in operating, managing and attracting investment to such zones, Yonhap said. The group is expected to stay for a total of two months and divide its time between economic theory and touring Chinese economic zones, it said. All expenses were reportedly being covered by the Chinese government. North Korea has designated two islands on its border with China and two northeastern port cities as special economic zones, but they have so far largely failed to attract investment from abroad. China, the...

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