October 03, 2023

How the coronavirus is being dealt with on the other side of the Tumen river

While there have been no reported cases in North Korea, the virus has spread to neighboring Jilin Province in China

In spite of the formidable enemies whom they face when looking south, sometimes North Korean leaders have even greater worries about security along their northern border.

In 1970, Kim Il Sung complained: “There was a time when we had more difficulties on the border with China than on the demarcation line. And you know very well that the border is 1300 km long, whereas the demarcation line around 240 km.“