Huanqiu Shibao

Boondoggle on the Yalu: China’s Useless New Bridge to North Korea

By | November 03, 2014

A huge new piece of bilateral infrastructure on the Sino-North Korean frontier is to remain unopened for the foreseeable future. Sino-NK provides Chinese context to the news.

Chinese Media on Trilateral Espionage Tangle in Dandong

By | September 03, 2014

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?

North Korean Missiles and Chinese Passenger Aircraft

By | March 12, 2014

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.

Gold, Ideology, and Self-Criticism in Chinese Coverage of the Jang Purge

By | January 01, 2014

Coverage of the fallout from the purge of Jang Sung-taek has been both abundant and fascinating, and this is particularly true for Chinese readers. Sino-NK newcomer Emile Dirks makes sure that the rest of the world doesn’t miss out on the energetic media expression of Beijing’s alarm at unusual North Korean conduct.

Chinese Anxieties and Korean War Commemorations

By | December 28, 2013

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.

Huanqiu on Kim Jong-un’s “Hammer Blow”

By | December 18, 2013

China’s initial response to the execution of Jang Sung-taek looked even-handed and predictable, Adam Cathcart finds. However, the Chinese version of the editorial in question was different. Not supportive or radical, but nevertheless cut from noticeably different cloth.