December 07, 2021
North Korea Plans to Dig Deep Into Renewable Energy Alternatives
By Jason Bartlett
The success of North Korean renewable energy projects will depend on the willingness of key allies, such as China, to facilitate.
August 05, 2021
North Korea’s Public Security Gets Lessons From China
By Seulkee Jang
North Korea’s Ministry of Social Security is receiving training from China’s Ministry of Public Security.
April 01, 2021
Adam Cathcart & Christopher Green on the China-North Korea Borderlands
By Shannon Tiezzi
“One result of this natural cyclicality in North Korea’s policy toward China is that it causes quality of life to rise and fall markedly in the country’s border communities.”
March 23, 2021
Xi, Kim Share Messages Reaffirming China-North Korea Alliance
By Kim Tong-Hyung
After U.S. diplomats visited Seoul and Tokyo to discuss North Korea issues, Beijing and Pyongyang highlighted their partnership.
January 13, 2021
5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.
October 14, 2020
China Underscores Solidarity With North Korea on Party Anniversary
By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing downplayed the military parade - and the new ICBM - but was keen to praise Kim Jong Un's leadership and achievements.
July 31, 2020
Chinese Fishing Near North Korea Is a Symptom of a Bigger Problem
By Jenny Town and Sally Yozell
The Chinese government has been both lenient on North Korea sanctions and reluctant to tackle illegal fishing by its distant water fleet.
April 16, 2020
Anatomy of a North Korean Coal Smuggling Operation
By Project Sandstone
North Korea has adopted creative new ways to export coal and other commodities to fund its WMD and ballistic missile program.
March 06, 2020
US Charges 2 Chinese Nationals Over Alleged Cryptocurrency Laundering for North Korea
By Ankit Panda
The two Chinese nationals face money laundering charges.
January 13, 2020
China Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors
By Tae-jun Kang
Arrests of North Korean defectors in China are up, even while Beijing moves to control North Korean propaganda within the Great Firewall.
November 28, 2019
North Korea’s Economy: The View From China
By Mu Chunshan
Sanctions aside, many Chinese businesspeople are willing to invest across the border. Is North Korea ready to open its doors for them?
September 06, 2019
A Return to Normal for Beijing and Pyongyang?
By Eleanor Albert
The chill between the two countries began to dissipate in early 2018 and ties have continued to warm.