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An abandoned and unfinished bridge between China and North Korea shows the limits of Chinese influence on its neighbor

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
he New Yalu River Bridge was intended to serve a jointly-run free trade zone and support broader export-driven economic reforms in North Korea, which has not completed its end of the project.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.