Chongjin


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Chongjin

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Chungjin

(both: chŭng`jĕn`), Jap. Seishin, city (1993 pop. 582,480), NE North Korea, an ice-free port on the Sea of Japan (or East Sea). It was developed in the 1930s by the Japanese as an iron and steel center. The city has metallurgical plants, chemical factories, and fish canneries, and also produces ships, machinery, and textiles.

Chongjin

 

a city in the northeastern People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, an ice-free port on the Sea of Japan. Capital of Hamgyong-pukto (North Hamgyong Province). Population, 290,000 (1972). Chongjin is a transportation junction and an important center of ferrous metallurgy, which is based on the Musan iron ore deposits. The city has machine-building (including shipbuilding), textile (including the manufacture of artificial-silk fabrics), chemical, food-processing, and building-materials industries. Fishing is also of some importance in the local economy.

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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.
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.
The Rajin, Sonbong and Chongjin ports were designated free ports in 1991.
Kim, who was imprisoned in Chongjin Provincial Police Detention Camp in 2001, said he buried three newborn babies wrapped in "blue-tinted plastic bags.
The Rajin, Sonbong and Chongjin ports have been designated free ports.
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