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News North Korea » Rason: First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/person-pyeongchang-feel-north-korean-53265219
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

North Korea's pin tradition dates back only to the 1970s ... It's an open secret that Pyongyang has an especially bustling market, called Tongil. The frontier city of Rason, near the Russian border, has one of the biggest markets I've ever seen.

News North Korea » Rason: North Korea is letting in foreigners to run bootcamps for entrepreneurs

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/north-korea-letting-foreigners-run-120014604.html
Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

The North Korea of our imagination is informed by tweets ... Choson has taken its course on the road, however, visiting smaller cities and the Rason Special Economic Zone in the northeastern corner of the country, near the border with China and Russia.

News North Korea » Rason: Kim Jong-un’s new model farms

News channel or source: https://www.38north.org/articles/affiliates/north-korean-economy-watch/14556/
Publication date: hursday 08 February 2018

North Korea appears to be in the process of constructing new ... Below is the information that remains TBD. 1. Manbok-dong (Rason): This area in Sonbong was formerly named Paekhak-ri, and it was the site where the North Korean government constructed ...

News North Korea » Rason: Rason trade zone bustle exposes limits of North Korea sanctions

News channel or source: http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201609140032.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 September 2016

RASON, North Korea--Despite North Korea's deepening isolation, along its border with China and Russia construction of tourist hotels is brisk and mountains of Siberian coal await shipment to Shanghai. A bustling bazaar-style market is overflowing with ...

News North Korea » Rason: Vacation in North Korea?

News channel or source: http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/09/09/vacation-in-north-korea/
Publication date: Friday 09 September 2011

A week ago I joined a group of foreign journalists and a delegation of Chinese tourism agents on a trip highlighted by a cruise that left the port area of North Korea’s Rason City and headed south to the country’s famous Mont Kumgang resort.

News North Korea » Rason: Tending a Small Patch of Capitalism in North Korea

News channel or source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/world/asia/north-koreans-woo-business-to-rason-economic-zone.html
Publication date: Saturday 30 August 2014

RASON, North Korea — A seaside casino resort developed by a Hong Kong company chauffeurs Chinese officials and businesspeople from the nearby border in a red Humvee. A Chinese construction company is expanding a bazaar where North Korean entrepreneurs ...

News North Korea » Rason: Onward Christian Soldiers

News channel or source: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2013/11/christian_missionaries_in_north_korea_inside_the_front_companies_christians.html
Publication date: Wednesday 06 November 2013

For nearly two years, Kenneth Bae, an undercover missionary from Lynnwood, Wash., safely shuttled groups of Christians in and out of North Korea’s Rason Special Economic Zone. In November 2012, Bae’s crusade ended abruptly. The owner of Nations Tour ...

News North Korea » Rason: North Korea, Open for Business

News channel or source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/11/19/north-korea-open-for-business/
Publication date: Wednesday 19 November 2014

RASON, North Korea — For the few who have ever been to North Korea, it might be a familiar feeling: that of being inside a country, while at the same time feeling outside of it. Visitors stroll through the streets as if they are stuck inside a huge ...

News North Korea » Rason: Trade zone bustle exposes limits of North Korea sanctions

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/09/13/trade-zone-bustle-exposes-limits-north-korea-sanctions.html
Publication date: onday 12 September 2016

RASON, North Korea – Despite North Korea's deepening isolation, along its border with China and Russia construction of tourist hotels is brisk and mountains of Siberian coal await shipment to Shanghai. A bustling bazaar-style market is overflowing with ...