Posts Tagged ‘tourism’

North Korea’s Taiwan Option: Exploring Two Deals

By | March 18, 2013

SinoNK’s correspondent in Kaohsiung, Mycal Ford, looks at a surreptitious visit by a DPRK official to Taiwan, and a contentious agreement between North Korea and Taiwan to handle nuclear waste.

The Beijing Party Secretary and the Crowd: Incident at Mount Paektu

By | July 19, 2012

On July 15, Liu Qi [刘奇], the CCP Party Secretary of Beijing, made an imperial progress to Mount Paektu/Changbaishan, resulting in the closing of the mountain to thousands of Chinese and South Korean tourists. The story is told in Chinese Weibo-style (handful of pics and some salty captions) here.  In a nutshell, Liu Qi’s motorcade […]

Infiltration: Spelunker’s Three Expeditions into North Korea from Dandong

By | April 02, 2012

DISCLAIMER: We here at do not recommend nor do we engage in illegal cross-border travel between China and North Korea. For readers interested in traveling to North Korea (including Rason), we suggest Koryo Tours, a legally authorized and extremely efficient travel agency.  However, because we believe the border region to be an important area […]