原文标题：North Korea Sending Workers To China To Make Money For State
The North Korean government is making money off the backs of its population.
China is allowing about 40,000 North Korean seamstresses, mechanics, construction workers, miners and others to work in the country on industrial training visas, the Los Angeles Times reports. Most of their wages will go directly to prop up the North Korean government.
The deal hasn’t been announced by governments in either China or North Korea. The LAT cited businesspeople and Korean analysts as the source of their report.
And China isn’t the only place where North Koreans are being sent to work. The North Korean government has reportedly outsourced some of its population to Russia, where the workers live and work in horrific conditions in Siberia, with most of their pay sent to fund the North Korean government, according to a documentary from Vice.
By sending some of its population to China to make money for the government, North Korean officials may be putting those workers at risk. In Guangdong, a major Chinese manufacturing zone, migrant workers have clashed with police in recent years over perceived discrimination and abuse, the Guardian reports.
North Korea, which is run by a communist regime, has a relatively tenuous financial situation. Two-thirds of the country’s population faces chronic food shortages, the United Nations reported last month. The country has largely relied on outside aid to feed its population since a famine in the 1990s.
China is one of the few nations with which North Korea has relatively normal trading relations and is therefore one of its biggest trading partners.
WOW! Korea sends workers to China to bring money home and China sends workers to theUSA to build roads and bridges!
Government sponsored and enforced slavery. And we continue to import Made-In-China goods at a break-neck rate. It is not Obama that will make slaves out of us, it is the 1% who currently rule who are reducuing working people to the level of paupers.
Obama has the same plan. He will exchange debt for scientists, doctors and college professors during the next 4 years if he is re-elected. I say send him to China for 4 years.
In another time period this was called slavery now it’s called patriotism
Oh for Christ’s sake ,CALL IT WHAT IT IS , SLAVE TRADE .
is that made in china object such a great buy ? why not simply steal from the graves of the dead.
Is there a re shortage of people in China?
There is a shortage of healthy people in China……they are killing themseves with toxic chemicals and polution……in a way I’m sort of glad we outsource some of the production to China… let them deal with the repercussions.
North Korea is a sad sad country. When looking at all the problems in North Korea there is not a place to even start.
Don’t buy products made in China.
Could you get me a list of stuff they produce??
List of things that they don’t produce is probably shorter
They must have the families of these people under lock and key –
otherwise, these people would just keep running.
I guarantee you once the country’s treasury runs dry there is going to be trouble for them. You cannot run a dictatorship without capital nor except loyalty from your thugs without paying them first.
Obamas is doing a pretty good job of it just keep printing money
That’s what happens when you use a Credit Card for two wars as Bush did.
This could become a central component of Mitt Romney’s economic plan if he is elected to office. Of course, his sons will be exempted from serving.
Oh I wish they hadn’t written about this. It might give Rommney and Bain capital strange ideas.
This is old news. The communist North Koreans also have slave labor camps hidden in Russia.
Yet, the US government now thinks its all ok. Once corporations could profit from communism (slave labor) then suddenly the cold war was over and China was our buddy (yet they still have nukes pointed at us).
Every state makes money off the backs of its population. The fact is, North Korea exists, only because China and the US want a buffer between their respective forces. Also, for the South Korean government to take over North Korea, and to attempt to make up for decades of stagnation, would cost a fortune. North Korea isn’t a rogue state. It’s failed state, being artificially propped up.
Agreed. But the United States is also heading in the direction of North Korea, by outsourcing our manufacturing capability and reducing its workforce to service orient jobs that cannot sustain the current standards of living that Americans expect to have. Maybe the solution is to export our workers to China to send money back to the US, so we don’t become another bankrupted failed nation state.