Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met three times this year to discuss bilateral affairs. Delegates from Pyongyang at the International Finance Forum in Guangzhou spoke of North Korea’s desire to follow the Chinese model of development. Photo: AP

Open for business: North Korean economists tell finance forum attracting foreign capital is priority

  • China’s reform and opening up ‘serve as model for North Korea’
  • Economists take broad approach to increasing foreign investment
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met three times this year to discuss bilateral affairs. Delegates from Pyongyang at the International Finance Forum in Guangzhou spoke of North Korea’s desire to follow the Chinese model of development. Photo: AP
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.

He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.