China bans travel to Kumgang

According to Arirang News:

China has temporarily issued a ban on tours to North Korea’s Mount Geumgang resort.

A source in Beijing says the government has ordered local travel agencies to tentatively hold off on selling tour packages to Mount Geumgang and most agencies have responded by taking down such offers from their websites.

Observers say the latest move could be in line with Seoul’s request to Beijing in May to refrain from holding tours to certain areas of Mount Geumgang as North Korea has violated the terms of the contract by seizing South Korean assets at the resort.

While tours to the North Korean resort have been suspended since April following the sinking of the Cheonan China has been operating tours to Mount Geumgang since March.

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China Bans Tours to N. Korea’s Mount Geumgang Resort
Arirang News


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