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A New Focus on Inter-Korean Relations: Twelve Policy Recommendations for Park Geun-hye

By | February 24, 2013

Jang Jin-sung offers policy wisdom to coincide with the February 25th inauguration of South Korea’s new president, Ms. Park Geun-hye.

Atomic Aftermath: An Op-Ed Glossary

By | February 18, 2013

Adam Cathcart and Mycal Ford take on a slew of op-eds, half-truths, and brilliant assertions in a creative A-Z glossary of post-nuclear news and opinion.

Exit the Dragon: Sino-NK’s Roundtable on 2012 Reads

By | February 16, 2013

The editorial team discusses the most stimulating reads and debates of lunar year 2012, the Year of the Dragon.

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.

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.

Red Box, Blue Box, Green Box: Arguing against Institutional Pluralism

By | February 08, 2013

Christopher Green examines the durability, and the deficiencies, of the “post-totalitarian” thesis for the DPRK, and furthers the quest for a developmental understanding of North Korea.

A Most Peculiar Country: China’s Southern Weekly on North Korea

By | February 08, 2013

F. Bleeker translates a Southern Weekly article indicating that Chinese hopes for Kim Jong-un as reformer have given way to perceptions of a tougher neighbor than his late father ever was.

Smoke Bombs and Tunnels: Chinese Experts Probe North Korea’s Nuclear Intentions

By | February 05, 2013

A vigorous roundtable discussion with pro-DPRK, pro-China and international views sheds light on China’s thinking toward a third North Korean nuclear test. An exclusive SinoNK translation.

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.