September 23, 2020

On North Korea-China border, a boon for trade in doubt

Friction between two governments over change in plans central to bridge's neglect

JIAN, China -- A new bridge spans the river dividing the outskirts of this border city from North Korea, a feat of cooperation speaking of two countries intimately bound by history, politics and trade.

While it spans more than 300 meters across the Yalu River, the bridge was completed in just 75 days, according to a local resident who claims his home was demolished for the construction.