Posts Tagged ‘Jilin’

Zhang Dejiang and the DPRK: Enter the Electronics Industrial Working Delegation

By | March 30, 2012

Even when rockets emblazoned with hangul are being trundled around the periphery, strange developments in domestic politics maintain a certain primacy. In an unusually precipitous public clash of swords between the Obama and Romney camps this past week, the subject of East Asia never arose once, in spite of the fact that the POTUS was […]

There Goes the Neighborhood? Zhang Dejiang, Chongqing, and Chinese-North Korean Relations

By | March 15, 2012

Sino-NK’s editors are on the move, fleeing North: Managing Editor Charles Kraus is in Toronto for the Association for Asian Studies conference, and Chief Editor Adam Cathcart is on assignment in the PRC’s Yanbian Korean Autonomous Region.  Goings-on in Beijing and further south in Chongqing, however, are at the heart of this Krausian missive.  — […]

Kim Song-nam and Jon Hui Jong: North Korea’s éminence grise for China?

By | March 06, 2012

With the publication of the most successful revised dissertation in recent memory, Patrick McEachern’s Inside the Red Box, institutionally-oriented analyses are back in vogue when it comes to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. However, the weight and activities of some personalities still matter very much more than others in the DPRK, and Nicolas Levi’s […]

“Anti-Drug Campaigns Expanding”: Rodong Sinmun in Translation

By | February 13, 2012

Just as we’re having a discussion here at SinoNK.com and at Aujourd’hui en Chine about the growing methamphetamine [冰毒/빙두] problem in North Korea,  right on cue the Rodong Sinmun issues the following commentary on “anti-drug campaigns” in the developing world.  While the North continues to dismiss claims about drug manufacturing and abuse in the DPRK, the author […]

Spreading Meth across the Chinese-North Korean Border

By | February 07, 2012

People and goods can and will always penetrate borders, even the ostensibly tightly-sealed DPRK boundary. In this essay, Jende Huang, Sino-NK’s Border Security Analyst, offers his take on the illicit drug trade between North Korea and China.While the laobaixing — represented, at least, by the taxi drivers in Tumen — know the problem exists, so […]