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Planet Eyes Trade at China—North Korea Border


Planet’s constellation of 50-plus satellites has imaged one border crossing between China and North Korea nearly 20 times in the last six months. Collectively, this deep stack of images provides valuable evidence to analysts interested in the state of trade between the two countries.

In our latest Planet Stories article, nonproliferation and East Asia studies expert, Jeffrey Lewis, analyzes satellite imagery of the border towns of Dandong, China and Sinuiju, North Korea; using our frequent data to elaborate on trade relations in the region.


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Read the full story on Medium to learn about the unique value Planet’s frequent data provides to geopolitical analysts.