Archive for July, 2012:
Nick Miller touches on Ri Yong-ho’s “illness” and looks at a rash of “car accidents” in and around Pyongyang.
Dr. Nicolas Levi looks back at purged General Ri Yong-ho’s May 2012 voyage to Laos and its implications.
Kim Jong-un’s current persona is being grounded by two female figures: now we see Jong-un is not only a son of a noble Comrade (Go Young-hee), but the husband of one as well. Analysis by Darcie Draudt.
Leading figures in North Korea may catch a headline every so often, but what about everyone else? What about the people? A review by Steven Denney.
The state says that North Korean women do not smoke because they are supposed to be pure, clean, and untainted – like the nation itself. Ben Young finds something quite different to be true.
DailyNK’s International Editor breaks down the quality of information derived from Chosun Workers’ Party cadres, Chinese-Korean traders, and rumors in markets in North Korean markets.
SinoNK Dukes of Hazzard Edition: Chasing the General Ri by Adam Cathcart While our team of analysts at SinoNK has – as yet— been unable to capture any exclusive interviews about the departure of General Ri Yong-ho from Pyongyang’s strewn stages, we have surely been reading the Chinese press for clues and new analytical threads. […]
On July 15, Liu Qi [刘奇], the CCP Party Secretary of Beijing, made an imperial progress to Mount Paektu/Changbaishan, resulting in the closing of the mountain to thousands of Chinese and South Korean tourists. The story is told in Chinese Weibo-style (handful of pics and some salty captions) here. In a nutshell, Liu Qi’s motorcade […]