Posts Tagged ‘金正恩’

Ri Sol-ju Goes Viral: What Social Media Reveal about the DPRK’s First Lady

By | March 06, 2013

A great deal of information about North Korea’s first lady is circulating on the Korean-language internet, and Darcie Draudt brings out some of the salient themes.

Red Box, Blue Box, Green Box: Arguing against Institutional Pluralism

By | February 08, 2013

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.

Hubs for Radical Change? North Korea’s SEZs under Kim Jong-un

By | January 11, 2013

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.

The Passing of Kim Jong-il (2): A Trans-Peninsular Environmental Meditation

By | December 17, 2012

How better to commemorate the passing of a vilified dictator than with a mournful meditation on the lack of dialectical approaches to the environment in the DPRK?

“In Any Authoritarian Country:” Subversive Chinese Readings of Kim Jong-un’s Purges

By | November 29, 2012

While the foreign media was possessed by a transitory joke involving The Onion, a bruising Chinese editorial appeared about the purge of General Ri Yong-ho. Adam Cathcart and Roger Cavazos translate and analyze.

Kim Jong Un’s Gallant Rescue of Chinese Miners, and Other Tales: KCNA-China File No. 22

By | November 20, 2012

North Korean state media tries to smooth over recent controversies with a “Hail Mary” approach to Chinese mining firms. Analysis by Cathcart/Cavazos and SinoNK in Chengdu.

Das Boot: Fishing in Troubled Waters

By | May 27, 2012

Roger Cavazos analyzes messages to Chinese netizens and the DPRK leadership, a critically important part of the PRC discourse on North Korean affairs during the fishermen hostage crisis.