February 20, 2020

Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders
At tense times, Changbai residents aren't shy in expressing distrust of visitors, especially Korean
CHANGBAI, China – Like the smell of coal that wafts from across the narrow Yalu River, suspicion and hostility toward outsiders hang thick in the air of this quiet border town, which peers into a dilapidated North Korean city.Arriving after nightfall, our first interaction with a local besides our hotel’s receptionist makes it clear that foreigners aren’t welcome in the urban center of