January 24, 2020

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Lawrence Steele

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

More articles by 'Lawrence Steele'

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

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

Lawrence Steele February 23, 2016

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

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

Lawrence Steele February 4, 2016

New fencing added along North Korea-China border

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

Lawrence Steele January 27, 2016

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

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

Lawrence Steele January 25, 2016

Chinese border town residents distrust N.Koreans, outsiders

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

Lawrence Steele January 18, 2016

Chinese border cafe linked to convicted missionary shuts doors

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

Lawrence Steele December 10, 2015

No trace of UN-sanctioned firm at address in Dandong

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

Lawrence Steele December 4, 2015

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

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

Lawrence Steele November 30, 2015