torsdag 11. mai 2017

China Mulling Shutdown of Key Trade Channel With North Korea

Beijing is considering shutting down a bridge across the Yalu (also known as Aprok) river that accommodates more than half of North Korea’s trade volume with China, according to sources, who say the move could come as early as this month and is seen as a response to Pyongyang’s belligerence over its nuclear weapons program. A decision to close off the Yalu River Railway Bridge would come amid a general tightening of the border between the two neighboring countries and serve as the latest indication that China is ratcheting up pressure on the North in light of several ballistic missile tests by Pyongyang in the last year.  Read more