Progress slow at China’s largest new customs port on its border with North Korea
Sanctions may have slowed project's pace, but scope reflects regions plans for cross-border trade
Construction on the latest Chinese customs and inspections port going up along the country’s border with North Korea, set to become one of its largest, has seen slow progress since starting in 2017.
Originally intended to open at the end of 2018, recent images taken at the site and obtained by NK Pro show that work on the Quanhe International Port Joint Inspection complex (圈河国际口岸联检楼及附属设施), while advancing steadily, still has a ways to go.
While the project is yet another sign of confidence among local leaders in prospects for growth in cross-border trade despite ongoing international sanctions
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