April 13, 2024

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Mark Robertson

Mark Robertson is an alias for an NK News correspondent based in northeast China.

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On Sino-DPRK border, residents cautious over ongoing diplomatic thaw

On Sino-DPRK border, residents cautious over ongoing diplomatic thaw

"Nothing with North Korea is ever simple," locals say as sanctions see businesses close up shop

On Sino-DPRK border, residents cautious over ongoing diplomatic thaw
Mark Robertson May 14, 2018
From hairy crabs to shrimp: Yanbian’s thriving trade in North Korean seafood

From hairy crabs to shrimp: Yanbian’s thriving trade in North Korean seafood

Traders say demand remains high, even if DPRK-sourced produce doesn't come as cheap as it once did

From hairy crabs to shrimp: Yanbian’s thriving trade in North Korean seafood
Mark Robertson July 31, 2017
Mushrooms, liquor, and special water: N. Korean goods on sale in China

Mushrooms, liquor, and special water: N. Korean goods on sale in China

In the first part of a two part series, we explore some of the DPRK-made goods available in Yanbian

Mushrooms, liquor, and special water: N. Korean goods on sale in China
Mark Robertson July 23, 2017
Chinese tourist trying to avoid the crowds? Try Mount Paektu

Chinese tourist trying to avoid the crowds? Try Mount Paektu

Visitors from the DPRK's long-time economic patron seek out North Korea's "unspoiled" style

Chinese tourist trying to avoid the crowds? Try Mount Paektu
Mark Robertson July 19, 2017
In Yanbian, Chinese agencies selling tourism to North Korea continue to thrive

In Yanbian, Chinese agencies selling tourism to North Korea continue to thrive

Amid ICBM tests and the death of a U.S. tourist, companies on the border say business is booming

In Yanbian, Chinese agencies selling tourism to North Korea continue to thrive
Mark Robertson July 18, 2017
North Korea’s fuel price hike pushing up seafood prices in Yanbian, say traders

North Korea’s fuel price hike pushing up seafood prices in Yanbian, say traders

Traders in Yanbian feeling knock-on effects from high gas prices in DPRK, visit reveals

North Korea’s fuel price hike pushing up seafood prices in Yanbian, say traders
Mark Robertson July 10, 2017