The purge and execution of a leading North Korean leader this past December has sent ripples through Chinese investors and the government in Beijing. In a presentation on Thursday, Adam Cathcart explores how North Korean strategies in Special Economic Zones along the Chinese frontier are changing.
North Korea’s liberalization of cell phone use for foreigners is limited to Pyongyang and Mt. Myohyang, says a Chinese media report.
How can we measure if the North Korean economy is undergoing reform? Watch the country’s six Special Economic Zones, via Sabine van Ameijden’s overview of SEZ change and stagnation.
As the unprecedentedly large China-DPRK expo winds down in Dandong, the Chinese media reports continuation of a spat between North Korea and a jilted Chinese investor. An exclusive SinoNK translation and analysis.
Nick Miller interprets Chinese investment into Rason, the port in extreme northeast Korea, into Beijing’s financial and strategic perspective. Intro by Roger Cavazos.
Adam Cathcart tracks down significant divergences in the Chinese and English versions of the public statements released in Beijing after the visit of North Korean leader Jang Song-taek to the Chinese capital.
Adam Cathcart documents and analyzes accusations of wholesale North Korean theft from and violence toward their Chinese counterparts in the mining industry.