April 09, 2020

On Sino-DPRK border, residents cautious over ongoing diplomatic thaw
"Nothing with North Korea is ever simple," locals say as sanctions see businesses close up shop
Amid a dizzying succession of recent DPRK-focused summits, much of the world has been swept up by optimism over a potential thaw on the Korean peninsula and the opportunities they might bring. Publications as diverse as the New York Times, China’s People’s Daily and South Korea’s Choson Ilbo, rarely used to singing from the same hymn sheet, all vaunted the "historic" nature of the