Posts Tagged ‘Rason’

Introducing the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Issue 1

By | April 15, 2013

Sino-NK rolls out issue one of the Tumen Triangle Documentation Project: Sourcing the Chinese-North Korean Border, with a preface by former British Chargé d’Affaires to the DPRK, James Hoare. Edited by Adam Cathcart and Christopher Green.

Port Mentality: North Korean-Chinese Relations and Rajin

By | September 21, 2012

Nick Miller interprets Chinese investment into Rason, the port in extreme northeast Korea, into Beijing’s financial and strategic perspective. Intro by Roger Cavazos.

“Nightmare Investment”: Documenting North Korea’s Abuse of the Haicheng Group

By | August 15, 2012

Adam Cathcart documents and analyzes accusations of wholesale North Korean theft from and violence toward their Chinese counterparts in the mining industry.

Revolution on the Margins? Surveying the Trade Environment in Rason

By | May 25, 2012

In a strongly-documented piece, Sabine van Ameijden assesses the risks inherent in any foreign investment in Rason, the special economic zone in the extreme northeastern corner of the DPRK.

Mahan Over the Tumen Delta: China’s Naval Ambitions for Rason

By | April 18, 2012

China’s role as a trading power along the North Korean frontier is already widely respected, but what about the PRC’s naval ambitions in North Korea? This essay looks at potential Chinese uses for the North Korean port of Rason.

Introduction to North Korea’s Rason Economic Trade Zone

By | February 02, 2012

Will Rason, the DPRK’s bold experiment to attract foreign investment and introduce a sliver of market oriented reforms, go boom or bust? North Korea has toyed with special economic zones in areas along the Chinese border in the past, but the results have never been transformative or even economically significant—there is still no North Korean […]

Watching Rason

By | December 28, 2011

There should be a great many more posts here about Rason, the northeasternmost port in North Korea which has been the object of such massive amounts of Chinese largesse and great-power fantasy, but for the time being, this essay by the folks at Chosun Exchange (via The Diplomat, HT @nepotism) provides a wonderful and credible primer.

Beijing-Pyongyang: Developments in and Around North Korea from the Chinese Media

By | December 22, 2011

A South Korean research group quoted in Beijing now maintains that Kim Jong Eun has been “running the government” since October 10; a December 22 KCNA report quoted in Chinese describes an outpouring of new poems and songs to eulogize Kim Jong Il, evoke Mount Paektu and associate the successor with the mythical mountain and anti-Japanese […]