From Curtis Roth's Some Dark Products:
"Silvermine's labor-sourcing strategy is referred to by Deutsche Bank's just-in-time logistical gurus as "China plus one." While China's GDP accelerates, the cheap land and labor that once rendered it a reservoir for the outsourced minutia of architectural production evaporate. Instead, repetitive anonymous tasks, such as architectural detailing, have been further subdivided into distributable units of labor and outsourced across developed and developing economies in accordance with the task's specific authorial obligations. At the most menial end of this outsourced outsourcing economy lies the Rason Special Economic Zone, a controversial attempt to short-circuit the embargoes lobbied by the UN against the DPRK since the late 2000s. Behind 56-kilometers of electrified fence, Rason specializes in forms of creative production that fall below the cultural conventions of authorship. Rason is where the foggy atmospheric environments of our video games are modeled (only to be obscured by the action in the foreground), it's where Disney's individual animation frames are hand-rendered (only to be erased at a framerate of thirty per second), and it's where the architectural details supporting a host of international products are designed (only to be buried beneath architecture's visible surfaces.) These inmaterial forms of creative labor provide North Korea with a profitable stream of foreign currency while relying on Chinese intermediaries to bypass international sanctions against North Korean corporations."