China and N Korea to set up tourism railway

Irish Times
Clifford Conan

Long-term allies China and North Korea have signed an agreement to set up a rail route between the two countries to encourage tourism, the latest sign of lively cross-border trade between the two neighbours.

The line will run between Tumen City in China’s Jilin province and North Hamgyong province in North Korea, Chinese state media reported yesterday. The route will be operated by two travel agencies, one from China and the other from North Korea. Both sides plan to hold an inauguration ceremony for the route’s trial operations later this month.


One Response to “China and N Korea to set up tourism railway”

  1. Werner says:

    According to Chinese sources the final destination of this new international train is not – as might be expected – Rajin (where the Chinese “Imperator” casino-hotel is waiting for guests), but Chongjin and beautiful Qibaoshan (Korean pronounciation: Chilbosan)