The Jangmadang is Sino-NK’s marketplace for fresh ideas. In keeping with the tradition established by its eponymous counterpart in North Korea, our Jangmadang, managed by Sino-NK staff, provides short, snappy, but vital information on the latest documentary research and news. Unlike most English-language outlets, you will find that a majority of the sources are in Chinese or Korean, with cameo appearances from places like France, Germany and Japan. Jangmadang articles are a quick read, too. No introductions, just reliable translations and timely analysis.

Mad Men: ROK Lawmaker Says DPRK May Borrow From Putin’s Playbook

By | October 17, 2022

Ruling party lawmaker: Putin’s “madman” antics play could inspire Kim Jong Un.

ROK Envoy at UN Emergency Session: Dividing Countries Causes Problems

By | October 13, 2022

South Korea’s UN envoy tackles Ukraine annexation, Russia’s nuclear threats.

Pro-Kremlin Media: Closer Ties with North Korea Needed Against the West

By | October 09, 2022

A sanctioned Russian media outlet calls for the Kremlin to shore up ties with North Korea against the West.

Divided Korea, United Nations and the Ukraine Annexation

By | October 04, 2022

North Korea and South Korea approach Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s territory very differently, yet both through the sense of the UN.

Sum of All Fears: Russia’s Nuclear Threats and the Korean Peninsula

By | September 30, 2022

Russia’s nuclear threats will invariably affect the situation on the Korean Peninsula, even if only indirectly, argues Hanshin University academic.

Russian lawmakers seek answers on North Korean guest workers

By | September 28, 2022

Russian lawmakers seek answers to legality of hiring North Korean workers, UN sanctions notwithstanding.

Han-Dnipro Confluence: South Korean Officials Seek To Inspire Ukraine’s Postwar Recovery

By | September 27, 2022

South Korean officials quietly attempt to inspire Ukraine with the story off the Miracle on the Han.

The Right Side of the Present: Ukrainian NGO Leader in Seoul Seeks South Korea’s Help

By | September 26, 2022

Ukrainian civil society figure travels to Seoul to seek greater support for Kyiv from the ROK.

No North Korean Weapons To Russia, Only Workers, Says Ukraine Military Intel

By | September 24, 2022

Senior-level Ukrainian defense officials weigh in on the prospects of North Korean involvement in Russia’s war against Ukraine.