Posts Tagged ‘China’
The latest issue of Shigak follows several significant developments in South Korea’s foreign and domestic affairs, including Xi’s visit to Seoul and the Abe administration’s reivew of the 1993 “Kono Statement.” Other pertinent issues, including textbook wars and domestic political battles, are covered in this issue.
In a piece intended to compliment the featured essay “Sino-NK 2013 Rewind: Sepho and the ‘Quiet Charisma’ of Grassland Reclamation,” Adam Cathcart translates the original Chinese of a rare firsthand glimpse of Sepho, North Korea’s land reclamation project underway in Gangwon Province.
The promise of profit and increased political stability in Northeast Asia are attractive to Moscow and Seoul, but do the potential benefits of the “Iron Silk Road Express” outweigh the risks that come with investing in North Korea? Sabine van Ameijden evaluates.
In the new age of academia, 140-characters can drive discourse, argues Mycal Ford in a piece about the scholarly dialogue on North Korea taking place on Twitter. In this essay, Ford mines the Twitter feeds of five high profile North Korea-watchers.
Writing from Kaohsiong, Mycal Ford examines the complications and lessons of Taiwan-mainland ties for Korean reunification.
Ding Gang’s recent skepticism about American intentions around the Korean peninsula is the subject of a short investigation by Mycal Ford.
Adam Cathcart takes a brief look at North Korean-Chinese mutual perceptions in their East Asian context.
Mycal Ford parses an op-ed indicating reservoirs of support in the PRC establishment for North Korea’s formula of economic development via nuclear weapons.