Tanchon


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Tanchon

 

a city in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, in Hamgyong-namdo Province. Situated on the Sea of Japan, at the mouth of the Namdae River. Population, about 300,000. Railroad junction.

During the years of the people’s power, Tanchon has become an important industrial center. It has a magnesite plant and enterprises of the machine-building, sawmilling, textile, and food-processing industries. The fishing industry is also important to the city’s economy. The Hochon-gang Hydroelectric power system is located nearby. Magnesite, iron ore, and copper are mined.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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According to the indictment, DHID worked with North Korea-based Korea Kwangson Banking Corp, which has ties to two other sanctioned North Korean entities - Tanchon Commercial Bank and Korea Hyoksin Trading Corp.
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The State Department indicated that "today's designations of three senior members of the North Korean government follow actions taken March 7 by the US Government against China-based representatives of the Korea Mining Development Corporation (KOMID) and Tanchon Commercial Bank (TCB)." "North Korea will continue to face isolation if it refuses to take concrete steps to comply with its international obligations and address the concerns of the international community over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs," it stressed.
The three, all in China, are Mun Chong Chol, a representative of Tanchon Commercial Bank, and Yon Chong Nam and Ko Chol Chae, both representatives of Korea Mining Development Corp.
Yon Chong-Nam and Ko Chol Chae are the head and deputy chief of Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), which the resolution says is North Korea's "primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons." The third individual Mun Chong Chol of Tanchon Commercial Bank which is described as the North's main "financial entity for sales of conventional arms, ballistic missiles" and related goods.
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member-states to freeze the assets of two defense-related companies --Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation and Korea Ryonbong General Corporation -- along with the Tanchon Commercial Bank.
Like floatplanes in earlier years, helicopters increased the accuracy of naval gunfire by serving as aerial spotters, a task that began in the war's early months when the cruiser Helena (CA 75) employed an HO3S helicopter for spotting as she fired her guns on targets near Tanchon. With Navy ships operating relatively close to shore in these bombardment missions, mines took their toll, sinking five ships and damaging three other vessels.
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