Ding Gang’s recent skepticism about American intentions around the Korean peninsula is the subject of a short investigation by Mycal Ford.
Robert Winstanley-Chesters raises the curious and symbolic topic of grass, drawing a line all the way from Penn State to the manicured lawns of North Korea.
Christopher Green shifts the gaze from Kim Jong-un to another key player on the peninsula, Samsung Electronics head Lee Kun-hee, who appeared in South Korea earlier today to send a powerful signal to some places where it really matters.
It only takes a nuclear explosion to have most of us forgetting about the peninsula space race, but luckily it requires a good deal more than that to throw Robert Winstanley-Chesters off-message.
In the first of his exclusive occasional posts for SinoNK, Professor Andrei Lankov of Kookmin University in Seoul explains how the North Korean revolution was both imposed by the USSR and supported by a substantial proportion of the North Korean people.
The Chinese debate over North Korea’s strategic position continues. One academic from Wuhan pointedly suggests that North Korea has long ceased to be an asset, and should not involve China in a regional war.
If China can provide a reliable nuclear umbrella, will “relevant countries” abandon their nuclear plans? On the brink of a third DPRK nuclear test, a Chinese analyst puts forth a solution.
In this brief election day video, Assistant Editor Christopher Green explains the three different election-outcome scenarios, based on percentage of voter turnout, against the backdrop of exhortations to vote by three South Korean newspapers.