China and North Korea open new border crossing

  • News Digest
- AGENCIES, BEIJING

Apr 11, 2019-

A Chinese city has opened a new border crossing with North Korea--fitted with radiation detectors--even as talks between Washington and Pyongyang have languished over disagreements for nuclear sanctions relief. The new highway border crossing opened in the northeastern city of Ji’an on Monday, complementing its three existing ports with the North, the city said in a statement published to its website on Tuesday. “After three years of unremitting efforts, the China-North Korean Ji’an-Manpo Highway Port was officially opened,” the city said. The project cost 280 million yuan ($42 million) and the city estimated 500,000 tons of goods and 200,000 people would cross through the new port each year. But crippling UN sanctions imposed on the North by the UN Security Council in 2016 and 2017 have crimped trade between the two Cold War-era allies.

Published: 11-04-2019 11:10

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