China-DPRK relations

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.

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