January 26, 2022

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Lawrence Steele

Lawrence Steele is the pseudonym for an NK News correspondent on the China-North Korea border.

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At hotspot for Chinese tourists, dark tales of N.Korean defection

At hotspot for Chinese tourists, dark tales of N.Korean defection

Popular destination for tourists, mythologizing is also popular spot for border-crossers

At hotspot for Chinese tourists, dark tales of N.Korean defection
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele February 23, 2016
On North Korea-China border, a boon for trade in doubt

On North Korea-China border, a boon for trade in doubt

Friction between two governments over change in plans central to bridge's neglect

On North Korea-China border, a boon for trade in doubt
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele February 4, 2016
New fencing added along North Korea-China border

New fencing added along North Korea-China border

Fencing added within the past five months, local sources tell NK News

New fencing added along North Korea-China border
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele January 27, 2016
Sino-N.Korean trade zone sees more investment than customers

Sino-N.Korean trade zone sees more investment than customers

Dandong New District looks more like a high-tech ghost town than the future

Sino-N.Korean trade zone sees more investment than customers
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele January 25, 2016
Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders

Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders

At tense times, Changbai residents aren't shy in expressing distrust of visitors, especially Korean

Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele January 18, 2016
Chinese border cafe linked to convicted missionary shuts doors

Chinese border cafe linked to convicted missionary shuts doors

Couple's visa not renewed after missionary business partner's arrest for fraud

Chinese border cafe linked to convicted missionary shuts doors
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele December 10, 2015
No trace of UN-sanctioned firm at address in Dandong

No trace of UN-sanctioned firm at address in Dandong

Millim Technology Company, alias of Ryonha Corporation, unknown to other staff at building

No trace of UN-sanctioned firm at address in Dandong
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele December 4, 2015
In Tumen, hawkers find N.Korean leader pins a tough sell

In Tumen, hawkers find N.Korean leader pins a tough sell

Traders suspect Pyongyang cracking down on those seeking to profit off leaders' likenesses

In Tumen, hawkers find N.Korean leader pins a tough sell
Lawrence Steele
Lawrence Steele November 30, 2015