Denuclearization

No More Firewall: Qiao Xinsheng on the DPRK’s Militant Isolation

By | February 17, 2013

The Chinese debate over North Korea’s strategic position continues. One academic from Wuhan pointedly suggests that North Korea has long ceased to be an asset, and should not involve China in a regional war.

When the Bomb Goes Boom: Gauging China’s Policy Responses

By | February 13, 2013

We have been tracking likely Chinese reactions to a North Korean test for the past two months. We capture official and un-official reactions. How were our predictions? Pretty good.

A Nuclear Hangover: South Korean Editorial Roundup

By | February 12, 2013

Christopher Green and Steven Denney dissect editorials from four South Korean daily newspapers following the North Korean nuclear test to provide a more nuanced breakdown of the domestic response in the South.

Incinerated Fantasy: Kim Jong-un, Zhu Feng, and a Censored Article in Beijing

By | February 09, 2013

Zhu Feng let fly with a savage combo of rhetorical assaults on the “badass” North Korean leadership, but was censored in Beijing. Our translation gives the reader insight into Chinese anger toward the DPRK.

The View From Beijing: North Korea as a Path for U.S.-China Cooperation

By | January 27, 2013

Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga files a special report from Beijing, and SinoNK translates commentary from an array of Chinese sources.

Forecasting Breakthrough in DPRK-Japan Relations: Zhang Liangui

By | January 23, 2013

One heavyweight Chinese commentator predicts an extraordinary reversal of fortune for North Korea-Japan relations in 2013. Translation from the Chinese by Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga.

Cooling the Nuclear Hotspot: Advocating a PRC Nuclear Umbrella for North Korea

By | January 16, 2013

If China can provide a reliable nuclear umbrella, will “relevant countries” abandon their nuclear plans? On the brink of a third DPRK nuclear test, a Chinese analyst puts forth a solution.