A North Korean missile narrowly misses a Chinese passenger jet and an open rift is revealed. Read the full translation and analysis of PLA General Wang Hongguang’s op-ed, all by Sino-NK’s chief editor.
On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister expressed his country’s “red line” for the Korean peninsula. But as Adam Cathcart explains, there are a few other metaphors in play.
Is the succession process to Kim Jong-un complete, or still very much in train? Sino-NK’s chief editor analyzes a recently-unearthed speech by the supreme leader.
In January, the North Korean Ambassador to Germany, Ri Si-hong, called two Saarbrücker Zeitung reporters for an interview at the North Korean Embassy in eastern Berlin. Text of the interview is translated by Adam Cathcart, with commentary.
Are the Chinese really “ahead of the game” when it comes to their North Korea policy, or is this long-held assumption no longer valid? Adam Cathcart and Franz Bleeker examine Chinese “soft power” over North Korea from the Chinese perspective.
What did Jang Sung-taek really do to merit his summary execution in North Korea? A Chinese version of his death sentence contains multiple clues, including involvement with defections of North Korean youth, according to Adam Cathcart.
As we consider and reconsider changes in Chinese-North Korean relations that have unfolded over the past year, a look back at the Korean War commemorations this past July is more than appropriate. Adam Cathcart translates Huanqiu Shibao and meditates on the utility and trauma of the Korean War as history.