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Apr 11, 2017

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border

The slowdown in the economic relationship between China and North Korea became marked after North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January 2016 and a series of missile launches since then.

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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The sun rises through fog over the Friendship and the Broken bridges over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A man carrying fishing net wades through shallow waters of the Yalu River between China and North Korea, north of Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A security officer guards an entrance of a luxury apartment complex built and offered for sale on the Moon Island on the Yalu River, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A rocking chair is placed on the balcony of a luxury apartment overlooking the North Korean town of Sinuiju, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Tourists travel on a boat taking them from the Chinese side of the Yalu River for sightseeing close to the shores of North Korea, near Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A woman exercises as a man stands at the banks of the Yalu River across from the North Korean town of Sinuiju, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 31, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A man pauses at the banks of the Yalu River across from the North Korean town of Sinuiju, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 31, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A souvenir vendor takes a nap in front of barbed wire marking the border between North Korea and China, just north of Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 2, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Tourists gather to watch North Korean side of the Yalu River from the Broken Bridge, bombed by the U.S. forces in the Korean War and now a tourist site, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A couple gets ready for their wedding photo session on a boat that takes tourists from Chinese side of the Yalu River for sightseeing close to the shores of North Korea, near Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Tourists look from a boat taking them from the Chinese side of the Yalu River for sightseeing close to the shores of North Korea, near Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A man sits between binoculars he offers to tourists to watch the North Korean side of the Yalu River from the Broken Bridge, bombed by the U.S. forces in the Korean War and now a tourist site, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A woman in traditional dress invites customers to a North Korean restaurant on the banks of the Yalu River in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Tourists pose with Chinese flag on a boat taking them from the Chinese side of the Yalu River for sightseeing close to the the shores of North Korea, near Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Tourists walk on the Broken Bridge, bombed by the U.S. forces in the Korean War and now a tourist site, over the Yalu River that divides North Korea and China, in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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People gather around a fortune teller in front of the Broken and Friendship bridges across the Yalu River in Dandong, China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Lights are turned on on the Friendship and the Broken bridges over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Workers stand on pile of goods at a port near North Korean town of Sinuiju, across the Yalu River from Dandong, in China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A vendor receives Chinese money after selling North Korean goods to tourists on a boat taking them from the Chinese side of the Yalu River for sightseeing close to the shores of North Korea, near Dandong, China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Tourists from the Chinese side of the Yalu River sail in front of a North Korean boat ferrying people north of the town of Sinuiju in North Korea and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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North Korean farmers work in a field as a section of the Great Wall is seen on the Chinese side of the Yalu River, north of the town of Sinuiju in North Korea and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, April 2, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A girl stands on a ferry on the North Korean side of the Yalu River, just north of Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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North Korean soldiers patrol behind a border fence near the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, March 31, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A North Korean soldier looks from a watchtower on the banks of the Yalu River, just north of Sinuiju, North Korea, March 31, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A North Korean soldier sits on a bank of the Yalu River just north of Sinuiju, North Korea, April 2, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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North Korean soldiers react as a boat sails from the Chinese side of the Yalu River, north of the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning province, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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Men rest on the North Korean side of the Yalu River north of the town of Sinuiju, North Korea, March 31, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A man and boys enter the water on an ox-cart from the North Korean side of the Yalu River, just north of the town of Sinuiju, North Korea, March 30, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

Evidence of strained ties on China-North Korea border
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A North Korean soldier guards the gate on banks of the Yalu River, north of Sinuiju, North Korea, April 1, 2017. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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