North Korea

China Suspending Some Tours of North Korea

But not others


Chinese tourism authorities have told travel agencies to call off some visits to North Korea, it has been reported, amid escalating tensions on the peninsula.

But other trips are to go ahead, companies in China have said. The development came as the South's Yonhap news agency reported the North could launch several missiles without warning and at any time, citing national security officials who said satellite imagery showed more mobile launchers on the country's east coast in addition to the two already thought to have been deployed. Any launches are expected to be tests, possibly timed to key dates in the North's political calendar – notably the upcoming anniversary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il-sung.