Stefan Burckhardt visits the Hongsheng insulation factory in Harbin in February with experts from the Pyongyang Alternative Energy Center. A reciprocal visit has already taken place.
The Managing Director of the Hongsheng Company, insulation manufacturer, visited Pyongyang in July.
This was an encouraging sign of the commitment of Chinese businesspeople to work together with North Koreans.
We are curious to see how things develop. Insulation materials are currently only produced in small quantities in North Korea. It would be a major accomplishment if a Chinese manufacturer would start producing and selling in North Korea directly. Buying materials and products from foreign countries is nearly impossible for a North Korean company!