Nick Miller’s comprehensive look at Chinese diplomatic interactions with North Korea from 2010-2012 sheds new light on the role of Ambassador Liu Hongcai.
China-North Korea Dossier No. 3: North Korea’s Relations with China at the End of the Kim Jong-il Era
This dossier chronicles the matrix of meetings and contacts in the Chinese-North Korean relationship in the two months prior to the death of Kim Jong-il. A joint research project with NK Leadership Watch, the dossier includes a preface by Stephan Haggard.
North Korean resentment of China has multiple origins, but the PRC’s refusal to immediately accept Kim Jong-il as heir is surely one. New CIA documents tell the story.