April 09, 2020

For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual
Chinese border town has gradually but noticeably grown into a hub North Korean business activity
In the early 1970s, the North Korean government wanted to impress their Chinese neighbors, with whom they have always had rather uneasy relations. To do so, they decided to build a number of nice-looking buildings on the North Korean side of the Yalu river. The idea was to produce envy amongst the much poorer residents of the sleepy town of Dandong on the Chinese side.These buildings are still