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.

Strategic Liability: Why North Korea May Be Denying It’s Selling Weapons To Russia

By | September 23, 2022

Why North Korea may be distancing itself from reports of selling weapons to Ukraine, particularly after such a lapse of time.

DPRK envoy to Moscow meets Russian Top Diplomat For Africa and the Middle East

By | September 21, 2022

North Korea’s envoy to Moscow meets Russia’s top diplomat for Africa and the Middle East. Why?

A Ukrainian Perspective on North Korea’s Self-Declared Nuclear Status

By | September 15, 2022

A Ukrainian expert on East Asian diplomacy weighs in on the implications of North Korea’s nuclear status for Kyiv.

Senior Russian Lawmaker Speaks Out on North Korea’s Self-Proclaimed Nuclear Status

By | September 13, 2022

One Russian senator hints at what may be Russia’s official response to North Korea’s self-declared nuclear status.

North Korean Military Aid in the Russo-Ukrainian War: A Russian Perspective

By | September 12, 2022

North Korea may – just may – prove to be of greater assistance to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine than many Western analysts appear to suggest.

Russia’s Hands-Off Approach To North Korean Cooperation with Breakaway Ukrainian Territories

By | August 19, 2022

Russia plays it close to the vest on North Korean cooperation with Ukrainian breakaway republics.

A Land They Never Knew: Ethnic Koreans From Ukraine Seeking Help in the ROK

By | August 17, 2022

Ethnic Koreans from Ukraine find assistance in their ancestral homeland, although reprieve from the fighting does not mean the end of difficulties.

From the Han to the Dnipro: South Korea’s “Smart Tech” in Post-War Ukraine

By | August 08, 2022

South Korean civil society wastes no time in preparing to export its experience gained from the “Miracle on the Han” to war-ravaged Ukraine.

Trans-Pacific Language Exchange: The Increasing Popularity of Spanish in South Korea

By | August 05, 2022

An unexpected twist in Latin America’s hallyu craze – an increased interest in the Spanish language in South Korea.