The Xiamen Daily reported on the 23rd that the North Korean women’s soccer team, participating in the second round of the Asian region qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics, arrived in Xiamen, China, where the game will be held.
According to reports, 33 North Korean women’s soccer players arrived in Xiamen by plane from Beijing the morning before.
Previously, on the afternoon of the 20th, a bus arrived in Dandong after crossing the Yalu River Bridge (China-North Korea Friendship Bridge) from Sinuiju, North Korea, and was seen leaving the Dandong customs office.
Dandong sources estimated that the North Korean athletes came to Dandong by this bus and then went to Xiamen via Beijing.
North Korea is in Group B of the second round of the Asian preliminary round along with South Korea, China, and Thailand, and Group B matches will be played from the 26th to November 1st in Xiamen.
North Korea, which completely blocked its borders in January 2020 as COVID-19 spread, opened the bar in August, three years and seven months later, by transporting the North Korean athletes participating in the World Taekwondo Championships in Kazakhstan from Sinuiju to Dandong on a bus.
Then, at the end of the same month, North Korean personnel who had been staying in China were returned home by Air Koryo plane and bus from Beijing and Dandong, respectively, and in September, the North Korean athletes who participated in the Hangzhou Asian Games entered China through Dandong and returned to Korea early this month.짱구카지노 주소
Meanwhile, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on the 25th of last month that “North Korean authorities have allowed foreigners to enter the country,” raising the possibility of North Korea’s complete opening of its borders and full-scale human traffic.
However, residents of areas along the border between North Korea and China, such as Dandong, said, “Foreigners’ entry into North Korea only applies in special cases,” and “there are still no signs of free human traffic, such as foreign tours to North Korea.”