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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Far East Border Pact

BEIJING -- Russia, China and North Korea have extended a World War Two-era border agreement along the Tumen River after years of stalling by Pyongyang, the Xinhua news agency said Wednesday.

The agreement, signed in North Korea on Tuesday, ended a longstanding dispute over how the border should be delineated following changes in the Tumen's course.

"All previous border agreements in the area were linked to the flow of the river, but it has changed course over the decades," said a source close to the Russian embassy in Beijing.

The Tumen river flows from China's northeastern province of Jilin into the Sea of Japan and separates the northern tip of North Korea from Russia.