1, North Korean workers to leave Mongolia as UN sanctions bite | South China Morning Post
Mongolia–South Korea relations are foreign relations between South Korea and the Mongolia. Both countries established diplomatic relations on March Friendly relations with the DPRK. Mongolia's foreign minister D Tsogtbaatar was just in Pyongyang in early February, and North Korea has. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Khaltmaa Mongolia has diplomatic ties with North Korea, while Japan does not.
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Yes, even Mongolia sub-contracts its labor to poorer nations. Construction projects were halted, and as of Novemberjust 1, North Koreans were employed in Mongolia. That number is set to fall further — unless sanctions are relaxed. Construction firms prefer to hire North Koreans because they work long hours for little money.
Operating in a similar fashion to Chinese migrant workers, their North Korean handlers also forbid them from leaving the construction sites, where they also sleep and eat. However, they remain popular, enduring poor living conditions, low pay, and being both subservient and skilled. North Korean Construction team, Russia Curiously, if Trump and Kim manage to come to a meaningful agreement, North Korean workers, managed by the state, could become a sought-after commodity along the Belt and Road.
Obedient, able to accept poor conditions and low pay, with part of their income being swallowed by the government, it is possible that North Korean labor could be the cost-effective, well-trained, and disciplined work force to deploy along Chinese, Mongolian, and Russian sections of the Belt and Road. There are an estimated 50, North Korean workers overseas, with an interesting interactive map here showing where they are.
Even parts of the EU utilize North Korean expatriate labor. The same is also true of labor intensive industries such as textiles and agriculture. These are already extant in Pyongyang, where massive factories engage in finishing work such as button and hem sewing, and vegetable washing and packing.
In September, a year-old North Korean worker died after falling from a flat in a residential complex under construction in Ulan Bator.
A South Korean Christian activist who has sought to help North Koreans said he wished that Mongolians would do more for those who work in poor conditions. I used to help some of construction workers in the past, through one man. But one day, that man just disappeared.
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I never saw him again. We paid them exactly the same salary as we pay our Mongolian workers and they work eight hours like the Mongolian workers. They used to receive their salary through Mongolian banks. The facilities send their salaries to the North Korean embassy, which then pays the staff.
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The embassy declined to comment. The acupuncturists and chiropractors have better conditions than the construction workers as their food and flats are provided by the clinics.
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Sunjidmaa Mitiya, chief doctor at Sky, a private traditional medicine hospital, said her two North Korean employees attract many customers. We think you'd also like Thank youYou are on the list. This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: