Posts Tagged ‘Wen Jiabao’
China’s “Soft Power” Goes Global: Li Keqiang, S.B. Cohen, and North Korea by Adam Cathcart Much attention has been paid, and rightly so, to the “Korea wave” (韩流) and its impacts on North Korean culture. But what about China’s efforts at “soft power” expansion? How, if at all, are these perceived in the DPRK? And […]
Click here to view KNCA File No. 13 (March 4 – March 10) in its entirety. Although Americans may be emphasizing values and the importance of ideational issues in an era of declining American power following two costly wars and an economic crisis, KCNA File No. 13 reminds our readers from North America and Europe that the ideational […]
Sanctions, Shedding Tears, and New Developments in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Recent KCNA Coverage on China
Please click here to view KCNA File No. 9 in its entirety KCNA File No. 9, 5 February 2012-11 February 2012 by Evan Koepfler KCNA focused more attention on China this week, with a total of ten stories published. Compared to past weeks, this may seem like a moderate increase, but with the multitude of […]
Yesterday, North Korea’s top propagandists orchestrated and participated in a gunpowder-tinged burst of oath-taking and ideological consolidation at Kim Jong-Il’s mythical birthplace near Mount Paektu. As Kim Jong-il’s 70th birthday approaches, men like Kim Ki-Nam will continue a stream of predictable communications regarding the departed Dear Leader’s perspisacity. But can North Korea’s propaganda and news […]
We are pleased to bring to readers KCNA File No 2 – December 10-17, 2011, a complilation of KCNA’s China-related news in the week prior to Kim Jong Il’s death. Having such data as a baseline is helpful in understanding how, if at all, North Korea’s receptiveness toward China is changing in the “Kim Jong Un […]
Please see: Adam Cathcart, “Bow Before the Portrait: Sino-North Korean Relations Enter the Kim Jong Eun Era,” The China Beat, December 23, 2011.