North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Another manufacturing sector, apparel, employs thousands in North Korea and contributes significantly to its exports. Photo: KCNA/via Reuters

Coronavirus pandemic: how North Korean factories could benefit as the rest of the world goes into lockdown

  • North Korea says it has no cases of Covid-19, and while the rest of the world is in lockdown, its factories could take up some of the slack
  • Chinese companies, such as clothing manufacturers, have been using cheap North Korean labour on both sides of their border for years
Topic |   Fashion
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. Another manufacturing sector, apparel, employs thousands in North Korea and contributes significantly to its exports. Photo: KCNA/via Reuters
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