The volunteers bringing business to North Korea | World news |

The volunteers bringing business to North Korea | World news |
A couple ride on a bicycle alongside the Taedong river in Pyongyang. Photograph: Lee Jae-won/Reuters

“If I can just find a few thousand dollars, I know I can produce baguettes that people will love here.”

So said a participant at one of our workshops last year, talking about his dream of starting his own business. We take volunteers from all over the world to North Korea to conduct workshops on business, economic policy and law, so we run into these sorts of Koreans all the time. The DPRK is not all haircut rumours, nuclear tests and famines.

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