Desperate for the dollar
North Koreans are opening up their borders to Chinese and Russians. They are using confiscated Gum Kang resort from south,,but in a dire state. All non S.Koreans can join a tour group from Europe, US, Japan or China to go there. The most popular time is August Parade, where they have huge parades on the square with military hardware and group dancing.
With S.Korean dramas and music being smuggled into N.Korea,,and popularity of our Choco Pie, a candy biscuit that gets traded for a kilo of rice.. N.Korean GOVT. is becoming paranoia. Just yesterday ,, 21 came down to south on an old wooden boat. A Russian think tank thinks,, the north will demise before 2020.
Also just recently ,, S.Korea and Russia signed a MOU to bring a natural gas line from Siberia to S.Korea via N.Korea, North wants this bad ,, but what if they cut off the line at one of their manic whims? Any way ,, soon or later we can ride all the way by land masse from S.Korea to Europe. Transiberia rail container move will happen as well, for it will cut down the shipping time and cost by 40%
Last edited by seouljoe; 7 Nov 2011 at 06:48.