North Korea is hosting Chinese tourists in an effort to attract desperately needed investment funds from the world’s second largest economy, reports Bloomberg’s Paul Allen.
While it is one of the poorest countries in the world, North Korea has at least one good thing going for it.
“[G]rim communist stereotypes soon give way to unspoiled natural beauty, one of the few upsides of having stagnant economic growth,” said Allen.
“The sea here is so clean,” said a Chinese tourist. “It’s pollution free and it’s so pristine. This is definitely something you can’t easily see in China.”
China is the anti-North Korea in that it has experienced rapid economic growth, which has led to massive pollution.
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