Choi Won-ho shows a copy of publicity pamphlets for his Pyongyang restaurant distributed in North Korea. Photo: Park Chan-kyong

How South Korea’s 2010 ban on cross-border trade burned one man’s dream of building a fried chicken empire in the North

  • Choi Won-ho had ambitions of establishing 100 restaurants in North Korea after opening a fried chicken eatery in Pyongyang in 2007
  • But Choi, along with some 1,000 other South Koreans, saw their businesses in the North evaporate overnight after the government banned cross-border trade in retaliation for the sinking of a warship
Topic |   North Korea

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Choi Won-ho shows a copy of publicity pamphlets for his Pyongyang restaurant distributed in North Korea. Photo: Park Chan-kyong
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