Chinese upgrading infrastructure along border with North Korea: satellite imagery
Multiple small and large-scale projects under development as hopes of renewed trade soar
China appears to be engaged in several construction projects of varying sizes along the Sino-North Korea border in an apparent preparation for increased trade and cross-border traffic, satellite imagery taken throughout the year reveals.
NK Pro analysis has identified seven locations that show signs of infrastructure developments, ranging from renewed maintenance of existing sites to entirely new construction, along the shared border.
Construction can be observed to have taken place throughout 2018 near the DPRK cities or towns of Manpo, Chunggang, Hyesan, Musan, Hoeryong, Namyang, and at the Wonjong-Quanhe crossing.
The construction sites are
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