Using recent power shuffles in the Pyongyang security elite as a backdrop, this essay investigates the peculiar roots and practices of North Korean purges.
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.
Russo-Chinese Relations, US-ROK War Games, and the Facade of a United Sino-DPRK Perspective: Tongsin no. 5
While outsiders highlighted fracture and disunity in the China-DPRK relationship, the North Koreans largely portrayed an image of synchronized attitudes. This issue of Tongsin looks at North Korean views of increasingly close Russo-Chinese relations, military exercises, and more.
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?
The results of a recent survey conducted by Chosun Ilbo of visa-holding North Koreans in the Sino-North Korean borderlands offer a rare, if imperfect, glimpse of domestic public opinion in the DPRK. Christopher Green analyzes the findings.
Ma Won-chun has been climbing the ranks in Pyongyang’s power circles and is clearly a key cog in the wheel of the Supreme Leader. So what was he doing at a library in Beijing two weeks ago? This article has been amended.