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Chinese stroll along China-North Korea water-front

Dandong city, China and Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..Chinese citizens stroll along the Yalu River marking the border between China and North Korea. On the other side of the water, North Korean chimneys poke into the sky. ..China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country...Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...

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Dandong city, China and Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..Chinese citizens stroll along the Yalu River marking the border between China and North Korea. On the other side of the water, North Korean chimneys  poke into the sky. ..China help North Korea fight the Korean War in the 1950s and continue to have a defence treaty with the Stalinist country...Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...