The Jangmadang is Sino-NK’s marketplace for fresh ideas. In keeping with the tradition established by its eponymous counterpart in North Korea, our Jangmadang, managed by Sino-NK staff, provides short, snappy, but vital information on the latest documentary research and news. Unlike most English-language outlets, you will find that a majority of the sources are in Chinese or Korean, with cameo appearances from places like France, Germany and Japan. Jangmadang articles are a quick read, too. No introductions, just reliable translations and timely analysis.

Billion Dollar Miscalculation: B-52s, Korea, and Missiles

By | March 24, 2013

SinoNK dismantles the signals being sent by a B-52 run over Korea, and describes why a move away from American conventional deterrence would be a net loss.

Southern Teletubbies vs. Northern War Songs: Korean Media Dualities

By | March 20, 2013

Is South Korea a safe place today? It is safe enough for a TV show where Teletubbies talk politics, even as war songs thunder out of Pyongyang.

Growing Problem: Arrested Development

By | March 18, 2013

SinoNK digs in to the DPRK’s National Nutrition Survey for 2012 and finds reason for both concern and hope.

Putting Food on the Table: Rice Back in the News

By | March 15, 2013

SinoNK takes a skeptical look at links between North Korea’s staple food and Chinese enforcement of sanctions.

Jackson Five Ri-dux: More Sol-ju in the South Korean Media

By | March 12, 2013

It appears that the Ri sisters are not doing it for themselves, at least not in this new SinoNK blog post.

Phobia of Nuclear War: Interviews with North Koreans

By | March 09, 2013

Short interviews with North Korean citizens indicate that, for the DPRK, the spreading discussion of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula is a double-edged sword.

Throwing Away the New Broom: They Said It, But Not to Us.

By | March 09, 2013

In the first of SinoNK’s shorter blog postings, we report on People’s Unit lectures inside the DPRK and reasons to save optimism for another day.