As North Korea prepares for a missile test, China gears up for a big trade fair with the DPRK. This post weaves assessments for bilateral trade together with the iron fist of law enforcement in Dandong.
A number of incidents involving North Korean soldiers in the Sino-NK borderland have recently been reported in the South Korean and Chinese media. Christopher Green takes a closer look at one of them from the Korean perspective.
#Shigak returns from a brief summer hiatus, with analysis-lite on a wealth of developments in South Korea: education reform, #LotteGate, internet banks, and Jang Geu-rae marches, among other things.
Sino-NK translates a key editorial about how recent events along the Korean DMZ might impact the Chinese-North Korean relationship.
The latest issue of #Shigak recaps and analyzes some of the top stories and reports between May and June, focusing on a labor dispute at Kia Motors, an Ivy League pipe dream, and the political and economic consequences of the MERS outbreak.
Just across the border from North Korea, water issues around private vegetable plots are causing friction among local residents and government officials. Adam Cathcart translates.
A demographic revolution has brought about manifold economic and political changes in South Korea over the last few decades, and might even be changing the way South Koreans think about the “nation.” Steven Denney reviews some of the relevant literature and talks with an agent of social change.