This article explores the burgeoning of Chinese investment in North Korea. By drawing on various materials including press reports and official data from both China and South Korea, the paper suggests that this rapid growth serves China's general policy goals toward North Korea, propping up the Pyongyang regime by leading it to embrace sustainable economic reforms. At the same time, Chinese investment has increasingly taken on commercial attributes.
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Research Article| December 01 2006
The Political Economy of Chinese Investment in North Korea: A Preliminary Assessment
Asian Survey (2006) 46 (6): 898–916.
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Jae Cheol Kim; The Political Economy of Chinese Investment in North Korea: A Preliminary Assessment. Asian Survey 1 December 2006; 46 (6): 898–916. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.6.898
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