Tumen


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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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However, in spite of Kim Jong-suk's obvious utility to North Korea's political narratives and memory, it appears her important crossings and recrossings of the Tumen are not as easily reconstructed or rescaled into the present as Kim Il-sung's crossing of the Amnok.
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).
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.
Lee, a Korean-American, and Ling, a Chinese-American, were detained close to the Tumen River which forms part of the border between China and North Korea, on March 17.
The country's official news agency KCNA said Thursday Euna Lee, a Korean-American, and Laura Ling, a Chinese-American, were detained before dawn on March 17 along the row Tumen River, which marks the border with China.
The dignitaries also discussed about ensuring security in Northeast Asian region and broadening the regional cooperation, and agreed to activate the operations of the Ulaanbaatar Dialogue and the Greater Tumen Initiative.
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.
Euna Lee and Laura Ling of the web-based channel, Current TV, were arrested in mid-March while reporting from the Tumen River, which marks the North Korea's northeast border.
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