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Tumen

 

(Chinese Turnen Chiang; Korean Tuman-gang), a river, most of which forms the northern boundary between the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea; the lower course forms the boundary between the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea and the USSR.

The Tumen River is 521 km long and drains an area of 41,200 sq km. Rising on a plateau of the Changpai Shan, the river flows for a long distance through a deep, narrow valley between the North Korea Mountains and the East Manchurian Mountains; in the lower course it flows over a hilly plain and divides into arms. It empties into the Sea of Japan. The Tumen River freezes in November, and the ice breaks up in March or April. During the spring high water, the river is navigable for junks 100 km upstream from the mouth. It is used for irrigation. The Korean cities of Musan and Hoeryong are situated on the Tumen River.

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I don't know whether it was the Tumen River or the Amnok River.
The Koreans called Changbaishan "mountain in foreign lands." In 1712 the Qing government established the boundary marker along the watershed line about five kilometers south of Tianchi on the Changbaishan, thus reaffirming that China and North Korea were bordered by the Yalu and Tumen (Suh 1988; Goma 2006).
Seoul, July 22 (ANI): Remnants that are believed to be from Korea's ancient Goguryeo Kingdom (37 BC-668) have been discovered for the first time in the far eastern part of Russia, from the excavation site of Kraskino fortress near the Posiet Bay close to Tumen River.
The country's official KCNA news agency said they crossed into the country via the Tumen River near the border with China to make a documentary slandering the North.
According to South Korean media reports, the women had walked across the frozen Tumen river marking the northeastern border between China and North Korea while filming a programme on North Korean refugees.
July 3 at the regular plenary meeting of the State Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) adopted a draft law "On approval of the report on the implementation of the state budget of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for 2017".
The government has reportedly doubled barbed wire on fences, set up surveillance cameras and planted mines along parts of the Tumen River, which separates North Korea from China.
The defectors have been held in Tumen near the North Korean border since they were arrested in Shenyang last month.
Robert Park, 28, walked over the frozen Tumen river from China and into North Korea on Christmas Day on a mission to raise awareness about Pyongyang s human rights abuses, other activists who helped him said.
The great question is the degree to which Laura Ling and Euna Lee have unwittingly become pawns in a huge bargaining game since North Korean soldiers picked them up on March 17 as they were filming along China's Tumen River border with North Korea.
South Korea's Joong-Ang Ilbo newspaper said last week that the women had walked across the frozen Tumen river marking the northeastern border between China and North Korea while filming a programme on North Korean refugees.
The corresponding draft law on introducing amendments to the regional law "On the tax policy of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)", submitted to the republic's parliament by the acting head of the republic, was considered and adopted on the first reading at the thirty-eighth (regular) plenary meeting of the State Assembly (Il Tumen).