Across the Yalu River: the past, and future, of China-North Korea relations
2018 was a year of change - and evolution - in Sino-DPRK relations
The relationship between China and North Korea has oscillated considerably since 2015. In Beijing, attitudes on North Korea shifted from cautiously optimistic in 2015 to alarmed in 2016, visibly exasperated in 2017 and finally increasingly confident in 2018.
During that time, a considerable amount of new information about Sino-DPRK relations under Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping has come to light, and the bilateral relationship has been tested in unprecedented ways.
References to China and North Korea as close as “lips and teeth” and prideful recollections of the “war to resist U.S. aggression and aid Korea” abound in Chinese
- 01Hope is not lost: President Biden might actually make progress on North Korea
- 02What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis
- 03North Korea upgrades security at Kim Jong Un’s giant Pyongyang mansion complex
- 04At least 14 North Korean ships disguise themselves in international waters
- 05October surprise? What to expect from North Korea ahead of the 2020 US election
- 06How South Korea’s entry into the Indo Pacific initiative will impact North Korea
- 07How Kim’s call for typhoon help exploits cheap labor and builds political unity
- 08North Korean moderates need their power back — or nuclear talks won’t succeed