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 (chông′jĭn′, chœng′-)
A city of northeast North Korea on the Sea of Japan. It is a port and an industrial center.


(ˈtʃʌŋˈdʒɪn) or


(Placename) a port in E North Korea, on the Sea of Japan (East Sea). Pop: 603 000 (2005 est)



a seaport in W North Korea. 754,128.
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Kim Yeong-ho, who is from North Korea's third-largest city Chongjin, said people there "can virtually skate" only in a natural environment such as on frozen lakes and reservoirs.
When they were questioned about how their vessel had steered into the Japanese islet, they told investigators they had left the port of Chongjin in the northeast of North Korea in September for fishing in the Sea of Japan and after a while "they were drifting because they were caught in a squid.
Xiaowen Chu, Chongjin Liu, Kai Ouyang, Ling Sing Yung, Hai Liu, 2010.
The people around me who used hard currency [in the late 1980s and early 1990s] were traders, KWP cadres, and military officials," B1, the child of a military official who left her borderland hometown of Chongjin in 2006, explained.
But after six years, during which she had a son, Ji-hyun was caught and deported without her child to North Korea, where she was sent to Chongjin labour camp.
Fowle said he left the Bible -- with his name in it -- in a bathroom under a trash bin at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin and hoped a Christian would find it.
Fowle was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the North Korean city of Chongjin, where he was traveling as a tourist.
People were executed in Wonsan, Chongjin, Sariwon and Pyongsong.
South Korea's National Intelligence Service released an analysis in July that said Matsumoto had lived in the northeastern city of Chongjin until several years ago and that she currently lives in the North Korean capital.
The Pyongyang Project, a Vancouver-based travel and educational exchange group, said via Twitter that a North Korean tourism official in Yanji, another Chinese border city, told them tourism to the North Korean cities of Rason and Chongjin would be unaffected.
The typhoon is expected to move northeast across the peninsula and back out to sea over the North Korean port of Chongjin.
The Rajin port in the joint special economic zone between the North and China is officially under co-development and the Chongjin port is also said to be under joint development," the source was quoted as saying.