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N Korea at crossroads

China and North Korea to revive trade in April amid US tension

New bridge between two set to open as Beijing seen giving Pyongyang helping hand

The Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, taken from the Chinese side, is the main trade route between the two countries. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

DANDONG/BEIJING -- China and North Korea are preparing to resume trade April, according to multiple sources, which had been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and as a new bridge linking the two countries is set to open.

The two neighbors are strengthening ties at a time when the relationship between Beijing and Washington is deteriorating.

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