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Bridging fortunes across the Yalu River

Chinese border city of Dandong well placed to reap benefits when North Korea opens up

The six-lane suspension bridge spanning the Yalu River that forms the border between China and North Korea has been idle since it was built more than three years ago.

Next to it stands a 25-storey Customs building, put up in anticipation of a boom that never materialised.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 26, 2018, with the headline 'Bridging fortunes across the Yalu River'. Print Edition | Subscribe