A Reuters report on Chinese doctors treating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un spurs Adam Cathcart to deeper investigation of party-to-party medical relations.
Coverage of Kim Jong-un’s first diplomatic outing of 2019 yields little information on who Kim met in Dandong en route for Beijing. Since the border city is where the rubber of bilateral policy meets the road, it deserves more attention. Adam Cathcart does the honors.
Sino-NK analyses officially-depicted meetings of a high-level Chinese delegation in Pyongyang, placing emphasis on the role of North Korean interlocutors.
With a deep dive into Beijing’s internal bureaucratic politics and Li Jinjun’s predecessors in Pyongyang, Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga sheds light on China’s evolving stance toward North Korea.
The appointment of a new Chinese Ambassador to Pyongyang, Li Jinjun, will serve as both a Rohrschach test and a means of ascertaining where China thinks things might go, argues Simone van Nieuwenhuizen.
The Chinese Communist Party finds itself vexed by North Korea. Two Sino-NK analysts delve into Beijing’s policy choices in presentations at premiere London think tanks.
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.
What does a “special envoy” want and how does he get it? Analyst Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga establishes Choe Ryong-hae’s baselines for success as he takes the word of Kim Jong-un to Beijing.