On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister expressed his country’s “red line” for the Korean peninsula. But as Adam Cathcart explains, there are a few other metaphors in play.
Tongsin | 통신 offers source data on Rodong Sinmun and the KCNA’s narratives regarding China. The latest Tongsin | 통신 examines the position of China in the DPRK-ROK dispute over impending military exercises and possible reunification.
Introducing Tongsin | 통신: data and analysis of the North Korean state media reports on the subject of China. This debut issue examines the North Korean emphasis on an independent and growing DPRK economy in the months preceding the Jang Song-taek purge.
As interlocutors from both sides of the Sino-North Korea borderland trade attempt to find new footing, Chinese views of the business environment in the DPRK are more important than ever. Matthew Bates and Adam Cathcart translate, with photos from Mr. Bates.
Are the Chinese really “ahead of the game” when it comes to their North Korea policy, or is this long-held assumption no longer valid? Adam Cathcart and Franz Bleeker examine Chinese “soft power” over North Korea from the Chinese perspective.
Dr Adam Cathcart makes the Sino-NK team’s first public foray of 2014 with a presentation addressing Chinese and North Korean relations at Ohio State University.
If China begins to see itself as the primary victim of North Korea’s nuclear research, then a more confrontational approach toward Pyongyang becomes possible, reveals a new translation by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga.