Chinese Capitalism

North Korea’s Taiwan Option: Exploring Two Deals

By | March 18, 2013

SinoNK’s correspondent in Kaohsiung, Mycal Ford, looks at a surreptitious visit by a DPRK official to Taiwan, and a contentious agreement between North Korea and Taiwan to handle nuclear waste.

Considering a Reset of China’s ‘Special Relationship’ with North Korea: Huffington Post Live

By | December 19, 2012

What is the broader outlook for China’s relationship with North Korea in the aftermath of the DPRK’s missile test? SinoNK joins a conversation with the Huffington Post.

The Plot Thickens: Documenting the DPRK-Xiyang Spat

By | September 06, 2012

North Korean media strikes back at a Chinese company, and the PRC state media wades into the fray. Adam Cathcart tries to translate us out of the quagmire.

“Nightmare Investment”: Documenting North Korea’s Abuse of the Haicheng Xiyang Group

By | August 15, 2012

Adam Cathcart documents and analyzes accusations of wholesale North Korean theft from and violence toward their Chinese counterparts in the mining industry.

“Hire a North Korean”: Chinese Economic Magazine

By | May 07, 2012

Not long ago in Foreign Policy, Marcus Noland laid into the notion of economic transparency with regard to North Korea.  Where are the facts?  And just what are the data points?  Fortunately, when looking at Chinese side of the equation, we are somewhat less empty-handed, and our frustration is often matched by relative satisfaction at […]

Building a “North Korean Hong Kong”: Tang Longwen on the Sinuiju SEZs

By | April 29, 2012

Along with SinoNK.com analyst Alan Ferrie, experts Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland have been keeping us up to date on what has been happening — or not happening — in the new Special Economic Zones near Sinuiju. However, it never hurts to get another Chinese point of view on these matters, especially when that point […]

Kim Family Business: North Korean Elite Social Networks and DPRK Foreign Trade

By | March 22, 2012

To what extent is North Korea prone to “open up” to the outside via foreign trade? And what role do North Korean family networks play in this trade activity?  Nicolas Levi writes from Warsaw with much data to consider in pursuit of these questions. – Adam Cathcart, Editor-in-Chief.    Kim Family Business: North Korean Elite […]

Not Just a Steady Diet of Foreign Currency: Explaining the Price of Rice in North Korea

By | March 14, 2012

Christopher Green is Manager of International Affairs for Daily NK and writer of Destination Pyongyang, based in Seoul.   Not Just a Steady Diet of Foreign Currency: Explaining the Price of Rice in North Korea by Chris Green Until very recently, the price of rice in North Korea’s markets (“jangmadang”) had been trending upward, and this had been […]