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N Korea at crossroads

China-North Korea border reopens, but traders still 'sit and wait'

Flow of goods remains at a trickle amid lingering COVID concerns

A freight train crosses the Sino-Korea Friendship Bridge connecting China with North Korea on Feb. 25. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

DANDONG, China -- When the blue-and-white freight train once again began to traverse the Sino-Korea Friendship Bridge that stretches over the Yalu River, the merchants who make a living off trade between China and North Korea had cause to rejoice.

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