January 05, 2018
China to Send Special Envoy on Korean Affairs to Seoul
By Charlotte Gao
The development comes immediately after Kim Jong-un reopened a hotline with South Korea.
October 25, 2017
The US Needs a Long-Term North Korea Strategy
By Willis L Krumholz
Today’s debate needs to be about more than just “taking out a bad guy.”
October 13, 2017
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
By Qiheng Chen
North Korean marketization may lend hope for sanctions to work, if the U.S. and China can coordinate.
August 22, 2017
Can China Curb North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions?
By Son Daekwon
Cold War history -- particularly surrounding Beijing's own nuclear development -- suggests otherwise.
August 09, 2017
North Korea’s ICBMs: What Now?
By Liang Tuang Nah
Pyongyang's ICBMs do little to change the overall U.S.-DPRK strategic calculus.
April 27, 2017
What’s Behind Sino-Russian Cooperation on North Korea?
By Samuel Ramani
Russia and China have different rationales, but both are alarmed by the United States' confrontational approach toward North Korea.
April 25, 2017
The Deterioration of the People’s Republics: China’s North Korea Problem
By James Tunningley
Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are at a turning point.
August 20, 2014
Why a China-South Korea Alliance Won't Happen
By Jin Kai
Despite close ties, Beijing and Seoul's divergent interests, as well as regional politics, preclude a formal alliance.
June 13, 2014
Can North Korea's Economy Endure China’s Slowdown?
By Yong Kwon
Pyongyang’s economy has quietly grown in recent years. China’s economic rebalance promises to reverse this trend.
December 21, 2013
China's Official Response To Jang Song-Thaek's Execution: An Analysis
By Mu Chunshan
The short statement by China's MFA on the situation in North Korea is actually quite revealing.
May 29, 2013
Four Observations on Xi’s Meeting with North Korean Envoy
Our writer offers some takeaways from the recent meeting between Choe Ryong-hae and Xi Jinping.