KCNA Sings China’s Praises: KCNA File No. 21

By | August 17, 2012

Hot and Cold: Assessing patterns in the all-or-nothing treatment of China in the North Korean media in the week of Wang Jiarui’s meetings with Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang.

The Boatman’s Silent Dance : KCNA File No. 16

By | July 09, 2012

The Boatman’s Silent Dance : KCNA File No. 16 by Roger Cavazos and Evan Koepfler KCNA File No 16, China-Japan Edition -May 15 – June 4, 2012  Evan Koepfler captures the most salient issues in KCNA – pure analytical lodestone.  This period, in particular, was key because DPRK seized 28 Chinese fishermen and their four […]

Un Ha 3, We Barely Knew Ye: KCNA File No. 15

By | April 13, 2012

Click here to view the KCNA-China File No 15 -Mar 18-March 24 in its entirety In response to the seemingly endless slavos of news reports, scattered op-eds (see Jennifer Lind or Choe Sang Hun, for two good examples) and even SinoNK’s own analysis regarding the recent (failed) satellite missile launch, readers may be left wondering: what more could possibly […]

Spotlight on Kim Myung-chol: KCNA File No. 14

By | April 09, 2012

Click here to view KNCA File No. 14 (March 14 – March 17) in its entirety. Feeling the need to brush up on some Juche or Songun philosophy?  The North American Juche-Songun Ideas Study Group provides material that may be of use at their WordPress blog, operative since March 2012.  Of course, actually joining the group, […]

The Ideational Balance of Power: KCNA File No. 13

By | April 01, 2012

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 […]

Pyongyang’s Take on the Beijing Model of Development: KCNA Files No. 11 and 12

By | March 28, 2012

Click here to view KNCA File No. 11 (Feb 19 – Feb 25) in its entirety.   Click here to view KCNA File No. 12 (Feb 26 – March 3) in its entirety. Does Africa need a Marshall Plan?  Western analysts nod in agreement.  Developmental economists argue that significant investment in African business and infrastructure is necessary to get Africa on […]

Happy Birthday, Dear Leader: KCNA File No. 10

By | March 27, 2012

Click here for the full text of the KCNA-China File No 10 (Feb 12-Feb 18, 2012) Happy Birthday, Dear Leader: KCNA File No. 10  Compiled and analyzed by Evan Koepfler, Pacific Lutheran University Amid the array of stories this week that focused on the honoring of DPRK leaders with floral baskets and official statements, and […]

Liaoning Expressways, the Global Times, and China as a Great Power in the North Korean Media: KCNA File No. 5

By | January 20, 2012

Northeast China, and Liaoning in particular, has its own unique set of problems: environmental pollution, rates of unemployment and corruption that are higher than the national average, and the occasional violation of its eastern boundary by border guards with guns or North Korean fighter jets. But Liaoning — being more solidly Han, and much closer […]

A Soupçon of Anger: KCNA-China File No. 23

By | May 19, 2013

Looking back at a period of bilateral agony, Sino-NK returns to December 2012, capturing several critical months of North Korean discussion about China.