Writing from Kaohsiong, Mycal Ford examines the complications and lessons of Taiwan-mainland ties for Korean reunification.
Are dozens of Chinese capitalists really camping out in Pyongyang, trying to get their money back? Adam Cathcart translates and goes back to the future to find out.
The Chinese debate over North Korea’s strategic position continues. One academic from Wuhan pointedly suggests that North Korea has long ceased to be an asset, and should not involve China in a regional war.
Zhu Feng let fly with a savage combo of rhetorical assaults on the “badass” North Korean leadership, but was censored in Beijing. Our translation gives the reader insight into Chinese anger toward the DPRK.
Christopher Green examines the durability, and the deficiencies, of the “post-totalitarian” thesis for the DPRK, and furthers the quest for a developmental understanding of North Korea.
F. Bleeker translates a Southern Weekly article indicating that Chinese hopes for Kim Jong-un as reformer have given way to perceptions of a tougher neighbor than his late father ever was.
Chinese-language responses to the North Korean missile launch were protean; our team of Cathcart/Cavazos/Beauchamp summarizes 21 such stories, with graphics galore.