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China Says Rail-Borne Trade With North Korea Has Restarted

  • Kim Jong Un sealed the borders at the start of pandemic
  • Railroad link had provided a lifeline of trade to economy

China says trade via a railroad link with North Korea has restarted, giving a much-needed boost to Kim Jong Un’s battered economy as the neighbors restored a service Pyongyang cut about a year and a half ago due to pandemic fears.

“After friendly consultations between the two sides, freight in goods in Dandong has resumed,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Monday at a regular press briefing, referring to a Chinese border city.