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China open a new customs point on the border with North Korea

This is the fourth checkpoint in this area of the border

Photo: Global Times

/NOVOSTIVL/ In the latest move to celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations with North Korea, China on Monday opened a new road port in Ji'an, Northeast China's Jilin Province. This article appeared in the Global Times.

The new border facility is expected to process 500,000 tons of goods and 200,000 entry and exit trips annually.

The new port covers an area of 10.28 hectares and is one of the biggest and most up-to-date customs facilities in Northeast China. It sits at the foot of a new cross-border bridge which also opened to traffic on Monday.

The bridge spans the Yalu River, which separates Ji'an from Manpo on the North Korean side.

Construction of the Ji'an-Manpo road port started in 2015 and finished in 2018, with an investment of 280 million yuan ($41.7 million), according to a statement a Ji'an government media officer sent to the Global Times on Tuesday.

The opening of the road connection means that Ji'an has four North Korea-bound ports. This includes road, rail and water transportation customs clearance facilities.

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