Incinerated Fantasy: Kim Jong-un, Zhu Feng, and a Censored Article in Beijing

By | February 09, 2013

Zhu Feng let fly with a savage combo of rhetorical assaults on the “badass” North Korean leadership, but was censored in Beijing. Our translation gives the reader insight into Chinese anger toward the DPRK.

Assessing North Korea’s Nuclear Gambit: A View from Beijing

By | December 03, 2014

Chinese policy debate over North Korea has been rather fractious of late. A new translation by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga shows Zhang Liangui wading into the fray, via an essay for a premier foreign affairs periodical in the PRC.

Through Frosted Glass: Zhang Liangui on China’s DPRK Intel and the Purge of Jang Song-taek

By | March 29, 2014

In the second part of an extensive interview, Zhang Liangui discusses the DPRK leadership, the North Korean domestic political landscape, and the genealogical roots of the Kim dynasty. Emile Dirks translates.

Salvaging a Misstep? Vice Marshal Choe Ryong-hae in Beijing

By | June 05, 2013

V.Mar Choe Ryong-hae managed to press the CPC flesh in Beijing just before the Xi-Obama summit in California at the end of this week. Following on from his timely May 23 analysis of Choe’s trip as it was happening, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga analyzes the fallout.

Knives, Lassoes, and Accordions: A Chinese Traditionalist View of the Korean Peninsula

By | April 27, 2013

Ding Gang’s recent skepticism about American intentions around the Korean peninsula is the subject of a short investigation by Mycal Ford.

Groundhog Day: the Armistice Agreement in Historical Context

By | April 12, 2013

Nick Miller provides some historical context to the announcement that North Korea has scrapped the armistice agreement, in addition to examining China’s response to the recent threats of provocation coming from Pyongyang.

China and UN Security Council Resolution 2094: Is the Third Time the Charm?

By | March 11, 2013

Is China’s support for enhanced sanctions a fulcrum toward the future, or just repetition on an old theme? Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga talks it out.