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Chinese border trading hub struggles amid North's troubles

Dandong's properties in the doldrums, no thanks to Pyongyang's threats of war

Dandong, which lies on one side of the Yalu river between China and North Korea. China is the North’s main trading partner and many of those businesses are in Dandong.

Abandoned construction in the Dandong New Zone, about 15 km from the city centre.


INTERNATIONAL sanctions on North Korea have kept housing in China's border city of Dandong in a glut, in contrast to falling inventories in much of the rest of China, sales data showed.

Dandong, through which much trade with the North flows, has a population of around 860,...

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