N.Korea, China Promote Business in Border Area

      September 06, 2010 10:32

      North Korea and China are already starting economic cooperation projects in the border area across China's northeast and the North's Rajin-Sonbong region.

      The Chinese Ministry of Transport recently designated Jilin Province as a pilot region for international trade and logistics encompassing the three northeastern provinces of China and the Duman (or Tumen) River area, the China Shipping Gazette reported last Friday.

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (left) and Chinese President Hu Jintao toast each other at a dinner in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing during a summit on Jan. 17, 2006. /AP-Yonhap

      The decision is aimed at facilitating transport of goods from China's northeast to Shanghai and the south via customs points in the Chinese city of Hunchun and the North's Rajin-Sonbong Port, the weekly added.

      A representative of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin also signed an agreement on bilateral economic cooperation with Kim Su-yol, the chairman of the Rajin-Sonbong special city people's committee, at the sixth Northeast Asia Trade Expo in Changchun last Thursday.

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