Please plan to arrive on Friday, August 4th in morning at the latest (via International Airport, Train Station, and Bus Station). A pre-departure meeting will be held at PCE Office in Yanji for a briefing on safety and security, itinerary review, and Q&A.
Detailed itinerary, locations and times will be sent to registered participants.
Departure from Yanji, China to the Rason SEZ, DPRK
By private vehicle: Departure at 11:30 am from Yanji| Saturday, August 5th, 2017
How to get to Yanji, China
Return from the Rason SEZ (DPRK) to Yanji, China
By private vehicle: Arrival back in Yanji, China at 6:00 pm | Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
✪ Attend the Opening Ceremonies of the Rason International Trade Exhibition (RITE) including a reception dinner and an evening of networking with VIP guests and top Rason officials
✪ Attend the Forum on Investment in the Rason International Trade Zone, presented by government officials, where participants can learn about the region and many potential investment projects, followed by a Q&A
✪ Explore the exhibits and booths and participate in the RITE, interacting and asking questions to local business people interested in finding overseas partners to sell or wholesale their products and services
✪ Discuss with representatives of the People´s Committee for Science and Technology about joint environment projects in Rason, as well as meetings with representatives from the Rason City People’s Committee
✪ Visit Rajin’s Ice Free Port to see the Russian coal port, the Chinese port, and the DPR Korea port
✪ Private meetings and wrap-up sessions with trade officials, exhibitors and local business people and other contacts for more serious and detailed trade discussions
✪ Visit Rason’s Golden Triangle Bank, one of the only places in the DPRK where it is possible for foreigners to exchange for Korean money and also get a DPRK debit card
✪ Visit the bustling Rason Central Market & Seafood Market
✪ Site Inspections of local and joint venture factories and businesses to learn more hands-on knowledge about doing business in the zone, including a brewery, a bag factory, a seafood plant, and the JV shoe factory run by a Korean-American expat
✪ Visit a Joint DPRK-Chinese Industrial Complex (located near Yanji) with a number of factories and thousands of DPRK laborers to observe successful economic cooperation taking place in the region
✪ Lecture, discussion and Q&A with a local Professor, with topics including: regional border trade, current and past Sino-DPRK and Northeast Asia political/economic issues, the current situation of trade and investment in the DPRK, the Rason SEZ and Tumen Triangle Area, etc.
✪ 3-hour scenic drive along the Chinese-DPRK border to the Quenhe/Wonjong crossing
✪ Guided walking tour at the Yanji West Market
✪ Sample Yanbian-style Cold Noodles and other local Chinese-Korean delicacies
✪ Take a leisure walk through the city park and the along the beach to mingle with locals and relax, while sampling locally made European beers and food at a previously Czech-owned and operated microbrewery in Rason
✪ Visit the newly opened Children’s Palace and watch a variety performances
✪ Lunch at the Ukrainian-run JV restaurant
✪ Visit the Emperor Hotel & Casino, which is wholly owned by Hong Kong investors
✪ Visit the Thai-DPRK JV Telecommunications Centre, where it is possible to buy local phone cards, and see what electronics and cell phones are available to the local public
Figure 2. DPRK participants test out USB fans, solar flashlight/cell phone chargers, large USB chargers, USB light, and a flashlight watch at the Paektu Cultural Exchange Booth, Rason International Trade Exhibition (Aug 2016).
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Disclaimer: This itinerary is tentative and subject to changes. It is quite normal for small changes to happen to any delegation to the DPRK. PCE and our hosts always do our best to accommodate within our abilities. In the event of itinerary changes, PCE will arrange relevant alternative activities. All payments are subject to PCE terms and conditions.