Choi said last year that Matsumoto had been moved from Chongjin
to Pyongyang in 2011.
The source's remarks constitute the first confirmation by a Chinese official of the two countries' joint development over ports other than the Rajin and Chongjin
The MTS tour includes attractions missing from the regular tourist map, such as the scenic Mount Chilbo, and Chongjin
The reader feels as if he is in Chongjin
, where starving people ate the bark off trees; or atop Mount Taesong with the elite of Pyongyang, whose existence is a mix of sadism and whimsy; or with the masses who are bombarded day and night with the propaganda of North Korea's alternate reality.
She has visited North Korea often, and this book developed from her newspaper articles on former residents of the North Korean city Chongjin
Although she was not named, she was said to be from the northeastern city of Chongjin
, and to be two years younger than her husband, The Daily Mail reports.
Other cities--Hamhung, Chongjin
, Wonsan, Nampo, Sinjuiju, and Kaesong.
One family in Chongjin
scraped together $1,560 through years of sacrifice, but it was suddenly reduced to $30 as a result of the November devaluation.
Demick's journalistic investigation into the lives of six people living in Chongjin
in North Korea is said to be named after a song entitled We Have Nothing To Envy in the World that is taught to North Korean children.
Defectors' accounts of the country they left are susceptible to distortion, so Demick focused her interviews on people who came from the city of Chongjin
, which enabled her to cheek their stories and experiences against each other.
In the remote industrialised cities of the North East, such as Hamhung, Kimchaek and Chongjin
, where few factories are working and there is no agricultural hinterland, hunger has re-appeared.
About eight or nine defectors were executed last month in public in Chongjin
, a city on North Korea's east coast, and at least 60 others were put to death in other parts of the country, the group said in a statement.