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.
September 03, 2019
Chinese Foreign Minister Visits North Korea
By Ankit Panda
Wang Yi’s visit is being presented as a follow-up on the June visit to Pyongyang by Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
July 26, 2019
Does China’s ‘Alliance Treaty’ With North Korea Still Matter?
By Anny Boc
The China-North Korean relationship continues to be a source of debate among Chinese analysts.
June 26, 2019
When Xi Went to Pyongyang: Making Sense of Sino-North Korean Relations in 2019
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
“Lips and teeth” or something else? The hosts discuss China’s complex relationship with North Korea.
June 25, 2019
Red Tide: China-North Korea Naval Cooperation
By Adam Cathcart
The People’s Liberation Army Navy and the Korean People’s Navy continue an old relationship.