Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Foreign Ministry’

Amid Sanctions, a Sino-North Korean Rapprochement

By | November 30, 2016

With the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 2321, the US has managed to lock in UN implementation of a number of Treasury sanctions on North Korea. Will the PRC finally play the role of partner and ratchet up the pressure on the DPRK, or will it continue to say one thing but do another? Adam Cathcart considers the question.

Unpacking Beijing’s “Sinocentric Narcissism” during the Loudspeaker Crisis

By | August 25, 2015

Sino-NK translates a key editorial about how recent events along the Korean DMZ might impact the Chinese-North Korean relationship.

“Red Lines” and North Korea Metaphors at the National People’s Congress in Beijing

By | March 10, 2014

On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Minister expressed his country’s “red line” for the Korean peninsula. But as Adam Cathcart explains, there are a few other metaphors in play.

Building a “North Korean Hong Kong”: Tang Longwen on the Sinuiju SEZs

By | April 29, 2012

Along with analyst Alan Ferrie, experts Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland have been keeping us up to date on what has been happening — or not happening — in the new Special Economic Zones near Sinuiju. However, it never hurts to get another Chinese point of view on these matters, especially when that point […]

The Cruelest Month: Chinese Media Commentary on the Missile Launch Preparations

By | April 08, 2012

The Cruelest Month: Chinese Media Commentary on the Missile Launch Preparations by Adam Cathcart The New York Times, in a fascinating look at the outlook for another nuclear test in the DPRK, would have us believe that Xinhua was mainly obfuscating about the pending launch, but the truth is somewhat more complicated.  The following Chinese […]

Parsing PRC and DPRK Foreign Ministry Statements on Satellite Launches

By | April 05, 2012

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Ministry/MFA/外交部) dominates a corner of the Chaoyang district; its grey girth looms not far at all from the DPRK Embassy. While the MFA is not the driving Chinese institution in relations with North Korea, it does play a key role in articulating China’s public concerns about the alliance; the […]