Economic Policy

Translating Jang Song Taek in Beijing: A Communique Troika

By | August 18, 2012

Adam Cathcart tracks down significant divergences in the Chinese and English versions of the public statements released in Beijing after the visit of North Korean leader Jang Song-taek to the Chinese capital.

“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.

Chinese Bureaucratic Politics and Sino-North Korean Relations: Dynamics and Implications

By | August 05, 2012

Beijing University’s Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga contends that Chinese bureaucratic politics largely drives the direction of the Sino-North Korean relationship.

One Ocean, Two Systems : Drills in the Yellow Sea and China’s Maritime Outlook

By | July 06, 2012

For the first time, Korean, Japanese and U.S. Forces conducted a tri-lateral exercise in the Yellow Sea.  China released a carefully worded statement emphasizing that the exercises took place “beyond the territorial waters of any country.”  Those seven words are critical to China and to Chinese claims to disputed waters in Southeast Asia.  They also […]

A Debate (Again) in Bloom

By | June 25, 2012

A Debate (Again) in Bloom by Steven Denney In a recent Sino-NK post, “Keeping Up with 38 North,” Adam Cathcart points to an assertion made by  James Church (“Keep Your Eye on the Duck,” 38 North, June 19) that Kim Jong-un “may in fact be initiating ‘creeping Dengism.’” Church’s [1]  suggestion that reform may indeed be […]

Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang

By | June 24, 2012

http://sildenafil24nrx.biz/buy-nolvadex-online/ Bring the Mountain to Mohammed: Cross-Border Trade Opens in Namyang by Christopher Green Recent news that a ‘border market’ in rural, mountainous Namyang, North Hamkyung Province has been opened on a limited basis to Chinese businesspeople is one of the most intriguing stories to emerge from North Korea in recent times. At the very […]

Integrated Reed Farms and SEZ’s: Revolutionary Landscape meets Economic Urgency, The Case of Sindo County

By | June 20, 2012

How does the land near the new China-North Korea bridge near Sinuiju represent the North Korean drive to reclaim tidelands? Robert Winstanley-Chesters explains.

Lord of the East: Putin’s Pivot to the Pacific and Its Implications for North Korea

By | June 12, 2012

http://bestrxpills24honline.com/buy-cialis-daily-online/ Lord of the East: Putin’s Pivot to the Pacific and Its Implications for North Korea by Scott Bruce The Wild, Wild East | The Russian Far East (RFE) has always had a complicated relationship with the federal government. The government in Moscow has worked to prevent the far-east from distancing itself from the federal government, […]