August 18, 2022

Sino-DPRK border city of Dandong tentatively relaxes COVID-19 measures

Dandong begins re-opening of service industry amid concerns of “second wave” from neighboring Heilongjiang province

Dandong, the largest Chinese city to border the DPRK, cautiously reopened its economy this month as Liaoning Province reported near-zero cases of the coronavirus.

While the North Korean land border remains on soft shutdown due to quarantine measures, Dandong’s return to business-as-usual could facilitate DPRK confidence in opening the border to trade and much-needed aid shipments.