As Chinese tourism to North Korea soars, local operators feel the strain | NK News
July 22, 2024
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As Chinese tourism to North Korea soars, local operators feel the strain

Sources report growing pressure on DPRK's limited infrastructure, overcrowding at popular attractions

This is the first in a two part-series on the causes and impact of a recent surge in Chinese tourism to North Korea. You can read part two here.

After what devolved into a rapidly worsening relationship in 2017, the five summits conducted by Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un since 2018 have improved China-North Korea relations to unprecedented contemporary levels.

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