June 02, 2020

Rodong Sinmun publishes rare travelogue hailing China’s Belt and Road Initiative
DPRK state media spotlights Beijing’s push for large-scale regional infrastructure development

North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper on Monday published a rare piece of travel reportage, describing a visit by two journalists to three Chinese cities and a detailed appraisal of Beijing’s so-called Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Reporters from the daily newspaper, an organ of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), visited Daqing and Harbin city in Heilongjiang Province and Hohhot city, the capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.