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N Korea at crossroads

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Buildings in North Korea are seen behind the Friendship Bridge in Dandong, China. The bridge is one of the few ways to enter or leave the North.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The signs were there in mid-November. North Korea and China appeared ready to restart overland trade as the train made its way across the Yalu River, entering China from the North Korean side.

Workers could be seen performing repairs on the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, which connects Dandong, China, with Sinuiju, North Korea and is a one of the few ways to enter or leave the North.

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