Posts Tagged ‘Huanqiu Shibao’
Coverage of the fallout from the purge of Jang Sung-taek has been both abundant and fascinating, and this is particularly true for Chinese readers. Sino-NK newcomer Emile Dirks makes sure that the rest of the world doesn’t miss out on the energetic media expression of Beijing’s alarm at unusual North Korean conduct.
A Sino-NK trio translates an early PRC response to the Jang Sung-taek purge, revealing data about the new Onsung Special Economic Zone and the desire of both sides to retain a veneer of normalcy in the Chinese-North Korean trade relationship.
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.
China’s initial response to the execution of Jang Sung-taek looked even-handed and predictable, Adam Cathcart finds. However, the Chinese version of the editorial in question was different. Not supportive or radical, but nevertheless cut from noticeably different cloth.
On September 18, Kim Kye-gwan went to Beijing to attend a conference on the tenth anniversary of the Six-Party Talks. North Korea may have thought his comments would be well-received. They were wrong. Adam Cathcart looks into it.
Nick Miller reviews an intriguing Global Times report from mid-March, one that looks a lot like a public shot across North Korea’s drug-producing bow.
Ding Gang’s recent skepticism about American intentions around the Korean peninsula is the subject of a short investigation by Mycal Ford.