China’s gateway to North Korea feels chill of Covid-19 border closure

//China’s gateway to North Korea feels chill of Covid-19 border closure

China’s gateway to North Korea feels chill of Covid-19 border closure

“Any Taedonggang beer?” That was the first thing 31-year-old Simon (not his real name) asked for, as he took his seat at a North Korean restaurant in Dandong, China’s largest northeastern border city.The smiling, bright-eyed North Korean waitress responded in accented Mandarin: “Sorry we don’t have it any more.” Simon, a Chinese tourist guide, who has specialised in North Korea tours for four years, was certain of the reason. “It’s out of stock because nothing can be transported over.”North…

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