Your ‘Made in China’ Apparel Might Actually Be From North Korea

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“Made in China” is a common phrase on a number of consumer items all over the world. Chances are, most of us have at least one piece of clothing with it printed on the tag. But, some of those “Made in China” declarations may be misleading. Reuters reported that an increasing number of Chinese textile companies are using North Korean factories and labor.

Traders and businesses in Dandong, located just across the Yalu River from North Korea, told Reuters that Chinese companies are taking advantage of cheap labor across the border. The Chinese suppliers send fabrics and materials to North Korean factories, where employees assemble and export the finished products to Chinese ports, from which they go all over the world.

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