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.

Ethnic Korean Civil Society in Post-Soviet Space: No Arms to Ukraine

By | April 26, 2023

Civil society representing ethnic Koreans in Central Asia and Russia issue joint statement opposing ROK weapons sales to Ukraine.

Three Realisms: China, Japan and South Korea’s Differing Approaches to Ukraine

By | April 17, 2023

Northeast Asian countries approach the war in Ukraine from three different realist perspectives. This could also shape how they approach a crisis in Taiwan.

Faded Sunshine From Kyiv to Korea

By | April 10, 2023

Post-Cold War engagement has failed, the ROK must join the fight for liberal democracy, says ROK civil society figure.

North Korean Missile Tests and Northeast Asia’s Evolving Security Architecture

By | April 05, 2023

Sino-NK pits North Korea’s missile bonanza against US-South Korean drills and a more muscular Japan.

Logistical Realities Behind North Korean Weapons Shipments to Russia

By | April 04, 2023

Ukrainian military analyst: logistical realities undermine efficacy of North Korean arms deliveries to Russia.

South Korea’s Multi-Ministry Support for Ukraine a Year After Bucha

By | April 03, 2023

Two-in-one special: South Korea’s diplomatic and transportation ministries step up one year after the Bucha massacre to pledge aid to Ukraine.

Pyongyang Source Tells Kremlin-Affiliated Journalist KPA Ready To Deploy To Ukraine

By | March 29, 2023

Kremlin-affiliated journalist: the DPRK has troops at its disposal to send to Ukraine, but needs China’s blessing to do so.

No DPRK Arms to Russia Without China’s Say-So

By | March 27, 2023

Looking at the North Korean weapons industry from the vantage point of Kiev, one analyst sees China as a key factor.

Strategic Non-Ambiguity: South Korea’s Position on Ukraine Undermines Ties with Moscow

By | March 19, 2023

The already-sour state of cooperation with South Korea will only get worse if the ROK ships arms to Ukraine, says Moscow.