from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of northeast North Korea on the Sea of Japan. It is a port and an industrial center.

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  • proper noun the third largest city in North Korea.


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  • Los Angeles Times journalist Barbara Demick interviewed about 100 defectors, but in this highly readable book she focuses on half a dozen, all from the north-eastern city of Chongjin, which is closed to foreigners.

    The Guardian World News 2010

  • The protean main character is Pak Jun Do, whose father tends an orphanage in the northern port city Chongjin; Jun Do is not as expendable as the orphans themselves, but nearly so.

    A Parallel World Above the 38th 2012

  • Radio Free Asia, a U. S.-based AM and shortwave service, last week reported on the appearance of anti-Kim graffiti in the city of Chongjin, and criticism of the younger Kim by military officers.

    Korean Defector Was an Outspoken Voice for Exiles Evan Ramstad 2010

  • And in the past year, Chinese firms have acquired rights to the North Korean ports of Chongjin and Rajin.

    North Korea Finds Ports in a Storm 2010

  • Once the incident is confirmed, the North Koreans should treat the Chinese crew members well, guarantee their rights and inform Chinese officials, Xinhua reported, citing consulate officials in Chongjin, North Korea.

    North Korea Fires Artillery Off West Coast 2010

  • Demick interviewed hundreds of North Koreans and introduces us to six, all from the provincial town of Chongjin that has been hit hard by famine.

    2010 National Book Award winners announced Stephen Lowman 2010

  • An extended look at life in Chongjin, a bleak North Korean town near the border with China, it succeeds no less completely as a thrilling page turner than as a serious contribution to research on North Korea.

    South Korea, by the Book 2010

  • Video footage obtained by NEWSWEEK shows grain being sold at a black market in the coastal town of Chongjin.

    Starved For Cash 2008

  • They, in turn, turned the group over to North Korean soldiers, who took them to the North Hamgyong Provincial State Security Building in Chongjin city, a four-hour drive from the Chinese border.

    North Korea: A Portrait Of True Grit 2007

  • "During the famine many people I know died," said Park Boksun, a 59-year-old woman from Chongjin, a northeastern coastal city. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph 2011


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