April 09, 2020

Lectures and threats: How to read rumors of a North Korea-China breakup
Reports of bellicose lectures in the DPRK's border regions should be taken with a pinch of salt
It was headline made in clickbait heaven: "North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile.""Holy Toledo!" I thought, fumbling to open the story by the Asia Times.I had spent the afternoon in a Wifi-less special collections bunker at the University of Leeds researching the Chinese-Korean border region in the 1930s and 40s, and was dying for something more current, more