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POSTED | 11:08 AM | 13-02-2015

China-Russia-North Korea tourism zone planned

China is planning an international tourism zone in its northeastern border area with Russia and North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday (13 Feb 2015), in Pyongyang’s latest push for new investment.

Jiang Chaoliang, governor of China’s northeastern Jilin province, said the province would draw up a blueprint for the Tumen River Delta international tourism area this year. The Tumen River divides China and North Korea.

Under a proposed management model, visitors will enter the tourism zone without visas and enjoy duty-free shopping.

In the long run, South Korea, Japan and Mongolia will join the tourism area via highways, railways and air routes, Xinhua said, citing Zhao Xiaojun, director of Jilin Provincial Tourism Administration.

The initiative was put forward by the Hunchun city government in Jilin in 2013.

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