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Chinese Intellectuals, the CIA, and Defector Memoirs in the 1960s

By | January 18, 2024

Newly declassified documents shed light on a CIA operation to extract high-level intellectuals as defectors from the People’s Republic of China. We also look at defector accounts of meetings with Mao Zedong.

Bridges, Anti-Corruption, and Minerals: Sino-North Korean Borderland News

By | May 25, 2023

Chinese Communist Party cadre in the border region with North Korea have got a lot on their plates: discipline and development. Plus a look at trade in Dandong.

The Rhetorical Politics of Ending the Korean War: Eisenhower, Dulles and Mao’s China

By | March 25, 2023

In this essay, Rory de Mellow examines the reconceptualisation of US foreign policy during and after the Korean War.

Telegraphing Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: South Korea and the Xi Jinping Factor

By | October 01, 2022

In light of the war in Ukraine, Sino-NK rounds up a range of academic papers, reports, and think pieces on Xi Jinping and Taiwan, with special interest in South Korean perspectives.

The Red Genetics of Yanbian: New Research on Party Policy and Chosunjok Identity

By | July 08, 2022

How pivotal was Deng Xiaoping’s legacy for ethnic Koreans in China? Adam Cathcart reads some recent scholarship and Chinese materials to find out.