First North Korean Cargo Train Enters China Two Years After North Korea-china Border Was Closed

A North Korean cargo train crossed the Yalu River bridge connecting China and North Korea into China on Sunday (January 16). This is the first confirmed train crossing since North Korea imposed the strictest epidemic prevention measures and closed the border with China.

North Korea, which has yet to officially announce any cases of infection with the new coronavirus, has implemented extremely strict epidemic prevention measures since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, including closing borders and restricting domestic travel.

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Yonhap News Agency, citing multiple unnamed sources, said a North Korean cargo train traveled from Sinuiju on Sunday, crossed the Yalu River bridge, and arrived in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong.

North Korean Cargo Train Enters China

Yonhap News Agency said this is the first time North Korea has crossed the border since it officially opened the land border between North Korea and China.

North Korean Cargo Train Enters China

The source told the Yonhap news agency that it was unclear whether the van was loaded with any cargo into China, but it was likely to be fully loaded with “emergency supplies” when it returned to North Korea on Monday.

Kyodo News also reported the arrival of the North Korean cargo train in Dandong, citing people familiar with the matter.

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While Chinese data show some limited trade between the two countries continues, most shipments of goods appear to use North Korean ports rather than trains crossing the land border.

Officials in Seoul said late last year they were watching closely heralding the easing of restrictions and the resumption of cross-border rail transport.

The United Nations says some humanitarian aid is flowing into North Korea after nearly two years of border closures, although shipments of critical goods, including food, remain blocked.

Several shipments of nutritional and medical aid entered North Korea after a three-month quarantine at the port of Nampo, but there has been no proven precedent for major shipments entering North Korea by train.

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