SEOUL, July 20 (UPI) -- China is planning an economic cooperation zone between the border city of Dandong and Tonghua, another city facing North Korea.
The project is being launched less than two months after Chinese President Xi Jinping met with North Korean envoy Ri Su Yong, who previously served as Pyongyang's foreign minister.
During the meeting Xi had said China "highly values" friendly cooperation with North Korea.
While the new economic zone does not involve North Korea directly, the project known as the "Tongdan Economic Belt" is being inaugurated in an area of China that has been actively engaged in trade with North Korea.
The two Chinese cities signed...
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