North Korea and China upgraded nearly all border trade crossings in 2020
In a likely push for trade, Pyongyang and Beijing poured resources into roads and other projects for a post-COVID-19 era
Editor’s note: This analysis is part of a three-part series on China-North Korea relations in 2020. See part one here and part two here.
North Korea and China are working to create cross-border business opportunities on a never-before-seen scale, building up new economic parks and customs facilities on both sides of the border in 2020, despite the shadow of economic sanctions and COVID-19.
NK Pro analysis of Chinese media and satellite imagery reveals the scope of construction and preparations across the entire length of the China-DPRK border. In total, the countries started expanding 12 of the 13 road
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