Hwanggumpyong Island

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Hwanggumpyong Island (Korean: 황금평, Chinese: 黃金坪) is a river island in the Yalu river, lying on the border between North Korea and China. It now belongs to North Korea, due to ethnic Koreans living on the island at the time of the 1962 border treaty. The island abuts the Chinese side of the river.[1]

In June 2011, an agreement with China was made to establish a joint free trade area on Hwanggumpyong and Wihwa Islands, and the China border area near Dandong.[2] By 2013 the site had been prepared, and free trade area of over 300 acres (120 ha) may be ready for operation in about two years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeong Woo-sang (10 June 2011). "What Is Hwanggumpyong Island?". Digital Chosun. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Robert Kelley, Michael Zagurek, Bradley O. Babson (19 February 2012). "China’s Embrace of North Korea: The Curious Case of the Hwanggumpyong Island Economic Zone". 38 North. U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Nick Hansen, Jeffrey Lewis (17 June 2013). "New Construction Activity at the Hwanggumpyong Economic Zone". 38 North. U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 

Coordinates: 39°52′N 124°15′E / 39.86°N 124.25°E / 39.86; 124.25