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In October, a suspension bridge will open between China and North Korea

North Korea and China plan to open a suspension bridge across the Amnok River in October, paving the way for closer economic ties between the allies, according to news agency RUSCOR.

The 3 kilometer-long bridge worth 2,2 of a billion yuan (US $ 357 million) connects the North Korean border town of Sinuiju with the neighboring Chinese city of Dandong across a river called Yalu in China. More than 70 percent of bilateral trade with North Korea passes through Dandong.

Официальная служба новостей Китая, не называя источников, сообщила, что мост будет открыт в октябре, когда две страны будут проводить совместную торговую ярмарку в Dandong. После открытия профинансированного Китаем моста, говорится в сообщении, «Dandong будет играть более важную роль в торговле Китая с Северной Кореей».

The bridge illustrates China’s aspiration to convince North Korea of ​​curtailing the nuclear weapons program and developing economic cooperation.

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