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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea prepares to resume trade with China

Pyongyang wary of COVID-19 but can't ignore crises at home

The Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge, the main trade route between China and North Korea, remains closed. (Photo by Shin Watanabe)

SEOUL/DALIAN, China -- North Korea is scrambling to resume land-based trade with China in hopes of a much-needed economic shot in the arm, having halted shipments from its northern neighbor well over a year ago to keep the coronavirus out.

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