Rason

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 […]

Revolution on the Margins? Surveying the Trade Environment in Rason

By | May 25, 2012

In a strongly-documented piece, Sabine van Ameijden assesses the risks inherent in any foreign investment in Rason, the special economic zone in the extreme northeastern corner of the DPRK.

Mahan Over the Tumen Delta: China’s Naval Ambitions for Rason

By | April 18, 2012

China’s role as a trading power along the North Korean frontier is already widely respected, but what about the PRC’s naval ambitions in North Korea? This essay looks at potential Chinese uses for the North Korean port of Rason.

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 […]

Introduction to North Korea’s Rason Economic Trade Zone

By | February 02, 2012

Will Rason, the DPRK’s bold experiment to attract foreign investment and introduce a sliver of market oriented reforms, go boom or bust? North Korea has toyed with special economic zones in areas along the Chinese border in the past, but the results have never been transformative or even economically significant—there is still no North Korean […]

Thick Black Lines: On Chongjin, 1947

By | February 02, 2012

Thick Black Lines: On Chongjin, 1947 by Adam Cathcart and Charles Kraus On Data |  The notion of unverified rumors from North Korea is anything but new.  Long before the World Wide Web, China Mobile cell phone penetration into North Pyong’an province, or the very formation of the Daily NK, the Central Intelligence Agency was […]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop—Recent Activity on the Sino-DPRK border

By | January 19, 2012

As was discussed in-depth nearly precisely a year ago on One Free Korea, the North Korean border with China tends to be a place where memory goes to die.  That is to say, when it comes to news reports about the border, a tabula rasa among readers is commonly assumed.  Whenever the DPRK’s malignancy needs […]