Chinese Capitalism

China’s Ground Game in Dandong and North Korea

By | January 27, 2024

As Sino-North Korean bilateral relations intensify, Adam Cathcart looks at China’s ground game in Pyongyang and Dandong, with a focus on business.

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.

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.

Chinese Discourse on the New North Korea Sanctions

By | September 12, 2017

How have Chinese officials and periodicals been discussing trade with and sanctions on North Korea? Adam Cathcart investigates.