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