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Analyst: N. Korean Plans for Special Econ Zones Under Way

A leading expert on North Korea's economy says Pyongyang's plans for the development of special economic zones are under way, and that land has been allocated at 13 sites. Economist Kyung-ae Park, a professor at Canada's Columbia University, spoke to VOA's Korean Service Tuesday, after touring the zones earlier this month. He said the zones, which include sites at Rason, Chongjin, Nampo, Sinpyong and the Masikryong ski resort, have not yet passed the planning stage. He...

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