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.
With a deep dive into Beijing’s internal bureaucratic politics and Li Jinjun’s predecessors in Pyongyang, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga sheds light on China’s evolving stance toward North Korea.
Is the PRC media response to the death of four Chinese civilians by a hungry North Korean deserter evidence of policy change, or just business as usual? Adam Cathcart looks at the evidence.
When armed North Korean soldiers boarded their vessel, six Chinese fishermen and their boat were in for a rough ride. An exclusive Sino-NK translation and media analysis.
Is the case being brought against two Canadian entrepreneurs in the border city of Dandong about North Korean missionary activity, or a larger conflict between China and its other North American rival?
If the North Korean government collapsed, what would China do? After the leak of an alleged Chinese contingency plan, Dr. Jennifer Lind offers an assessment based upon extensive research.