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North Korea factories humming with 'Made in China' clothes: Traders

Chinese firms are taking advantage of cheaper labour across the border

Reuters  |  Dandong (China) 

Chinese textile firms are increasingly using North Korean factories to take advantage of cheaper labour across the border, traders and businesses in the border city of Dandong told Reuters. The clothes made in North Korea are labelled "Made in China" and exported across the world, they said. Using North Korea to produce cheap clothes for sale around the globe shows that for every door that is closed by ever-tightening United Nations (UN) sanctions another one may open. The UN sanctions, introduced to punish North Korea for its missile and nuclear programs, do not ...

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First Published: Mon, August 14 2017. 02:16 IST