December 07, 2021

New Yalu river bridge opening postponed

Lack of development on North Korean side had been apparent for nearly a year

The opening of a lengthy Chinese-funded bridge across the Yalu River aimed at increasing trade with North Korea has been postponed indefinitely, the Times of London has reported.

The China News Service reported in late September that the £200 million Yalu River Bridge would open sometime in October, but satellite imagery from June 10 showed the development of connecting infrastructure in North Korea to have all but stalled since December 2013.