As Xi Jinping waxes poetic at the “One Belt, One Road” summit in Beijing, we investigate messy realities in the the Chinese border city that would be the ideal hub for any North Korean participation.
Election day has arrived, the culmination of just two months of intense politics. As promised, Sino-NK published brand new #Shigak analyses three times a week between April 2 and today. And here is our final pre-election offering.
The South Korean presidential election may be mere days away, but it continues to throw up some fascinating stories. We look at some of the best in this, the penultimate pre-election edition of #Shigak.
To what extent is the opposition between market activity and Party control in North Korea overstated? Adam Cathcart presents a few caveats.
With the election less than a week away, is it the beginning of the end for the Bareun Party and its charismatic leader, Yoo Seung-min? This question is on the slate in this edition of #Shigak.
This edition of #Shigak adds the diverse voices of the defector community to the cacophony of election opinion, assess the reasons behind the current, potentially vital dip in Ahn Cheol-soo’s popularity, and reviews the THAAD-tinged fifth televised debate.
This installment of #Shigak focuses on two political developments: Ahn Cheol-soo’s slipping popularity, and Moon Jae-in’s stance on sexual minorities in society and in the military.
Is an alliance between those candidates opposed to a Moon Jae-in presidency possible? What did we learn from the most recent presidential debate? And just how salient are labor market issues to the candidates? This issue of #Shigak addresses these questions and more.