Tongsin no. 4: War Games and Sewol Sinking

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The China Institute of Contemporary International Relations delegation in Pyongyang, May 5, 2014 | Image: KCNA

Tongsin is Sino-NK’s ongoing a summary and analysis of DPRK state news relevant to China, examining the KCNA and Rodong Sinmun for their content relating to China, Chinese politics, cultural exchanges with China, and economic engagement between the two countries.

This edition covers March–May 2014. These three months covered the US-ROK war games Key Resolve/Foal Eagle and Max Thunder and the North Korean response of several short- and medium-range projectiles over their eastern coast; and the Sewol ferry disaster. These two events were leveraged in DPRK state media to paint a picture of an allegedly harmonized Sino-DPRK perspective that is both anti-American and anti- South Korean. China’s news on Obama’s visit with the Dalai Lama and the US’ damning human rights report is highlighted by the DPRK state media.

Read the full PDF: Tongsin no. 04 March–May 2014



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