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
- 01Japan’s next leader has a chance to reshape the country’s North Korea policy
- 02After military parade, Kim Jong Un takes another two-week break from public view
- 03The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions
- 04NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
- 05North Korean disinfection zone still not operating despite activity: imagery
- 06North Korea’s new train-launched missiles are impressive, but not a game-changer
- 07With foreign minister’s visit, China seeks to coax Seoul away from US
- 08South Korea’s new SLBMs are a signal to North Korea and the United States