Laramie Barriga, better known simply as Lars, is a resident of Beach City and an employee at the Big Donut along with Sadie. Lars was previously a normal human, before his abduction to the Gem Homeworld, where he died and was resurrected by Steven's healing powers.
As a result of his revival, Lars was turned pink and given his own set of magical abilities. His curly, orange-brown hair is styled into a sort of mohawk.
Hao is among a growing league of private Chinese investors lured by North Korea's powerful business potential and undeterred by its unpredictable politics.
The investments are fuelling growth in North Korea's economy, as well as concerns among Western analysts that the boom could encourage more erratic behaviour by the hermit kingdom.
The exact size of the investments could not be gleaned.