Sinuiju


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Sinuiju

(sēn`o͝o`ē`jo͞o), Jap. Shingishu, city (1993 pop. 326,011), W North Korea, on the Yellow Sea (or West Sea) at the mouth of the Yalu River. A main northern gateway to Korea, it developed from a logging center into a port and rail terminus. A bridge (built 1910) over the Yalu connects it with NE China. It has air, rail, and road ties with Pyongyang. In World War II it became an industrial center with manufactures of chemicals, aluminum, and textiles. Power comes from the huge Supung Dam. In 2002 the North Korean government announced plans to develop a special economic zone in the city.

Sinuiju

 

a city in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, situated on the Amnok-kang (Yalu River). Administrative center of Pyongan-pukto (province). Population, 128,000 (1955). Sinuiju is a transportation junction and a seaport (Yon-gamp’o) on Korea Bay of the Yellow Sea. It is a major center of light industry, producing textiles, footwear, clothing, and perfume. It also has machine building and a chemical industry, including the production of man-made fibers and plastics. Other industries produce lumber, pulp and paper, and building materials. The city has an enamelware plant. The Nakvon and Puk-chung heavy machine building plants are near Sinuiju. [23–1309–]

Sinuiju

a port in North Korea, on the Yalu River opposite Andong, China: developed by the Japanese during their occupation (1910--45); industrial centre. Pop.: 349 000 (2005 est.)
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Yang Bin has vowed of turning Sinuiju, an impoverished city on the border of China's northeastern Liaoning Province, into a Hong Kong-styled capitalist enclave.
''The case Yang Bin has nothing to do with North Korea's establishment of the Sinuiju Special Administrative Region, nor anything to do with North Korea,'' Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang added.
He also visited a soap store at the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory, examining different kinds of soap produced there, according to KCNA.
Last month, North Korea appointed Yang, one of China's richest tycoons, as chief executive of the Sinuiju Special Administrative Region.
RFA also quoted a source in Dandong, a Chinese port city on the Yalu River across from North Korea, saying he saw buses carrying North Korean workers arrive from the North's Sinuiju on March 30.
They have also agreed to begin repairing the highway from Kaesong to Pyongyang and the railway between Kaesong and Sinuiju in North Korea in 2008.
Last month, North Korea inaugurated the nation's first special economic zone in Sinuiju, a border town in northwestern North Korea close to China's Liaoning Province.
Ahn hopes to visit his hometown of Sinuiju, North Korea, should the developments lead to more inter-Korean exchanges.
SEOUL - A special train for North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has arrived in the North Korean city of Sinuiju bordering China, indicating Kim may visit China on Tuesday at the earliest, a Seoul daily reported.
According to media reports, Yang, 39, told foreign reporters in Pyongyang on Monday that he intends to run the Sinuiju special zone in a capitalist style comparable to that of Hong Kong, without interference from the North Korean government.
(110) In September 2002, North Korea announced plans to establish another free trade zone at Sinuiju, in the northwestern part of the country near the border with China.
The measures, carried out under the order of leader Kim Jong Il, were taken in the vicinities of the northwestern border city of Sinuiju, the northeastern border city of Hyesan and in other border areas, the source said.