Day: March 11, 2010

“Leasing of North Korean Port Arouses Suspicion”: Huanqiu Shibao on China’s Ten-Year Lease on DPRK Rajin

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North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations

张培 , et. al., “租借朝鲜港口遭猜忌 韩媒称中国正加速进入日本海,” 环球时报“ 3月10日2010年 [Zhang Pei, et. al., “Leasing of North Korean Port Arouses Suspicion: South Korean Media States that China Will Quickly Enter the Sea of Japan,” Huanqiu Shibao (Global Times Chinese) March 10 2010 [translation by Adam Cathcart]. 据3月10日出版的《环球时报》报道,“中国100多年来首次在日本海拥有直接立足点”、“中国开辟日本海通道”,9日,中国租借朝鲜罗津港的消息迅速 使外电得出上述轰动性的结论,中国人对此将信将疑。韩国《世界日报》报道称,中国政府正在加速进入日本海,但中国进入日本海的通道一直被俄罗斯和朝鲜堵 住,因而进入日本海是中国的一个历史夙愿。On March 10, “Global Times” reported: “For the first time in 100 years, China has a direct foothold on the Sea of Japan” and “China has opened a channel […]

Huanqiu Netizens Sound Off on the City of Portland

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Chinese nationalism

As of 5:07 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, it seems this story (described in a post below) has picked up 318 comments on the Huanqiu BBS alone.  How nice to know that people care so much.  Among the comments are plenty of the usual suspects (“Those who support Tibet’s independence should be nuked,” “Give Alaska independence,” etc.), but I prefer the quizzical: 3月10日设立为“西藏自觉日”(Tibet Awareness Day)。谁翻译的?

KCNA Roundup

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North Korea / North Korea-Japan relations / North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations

The Korean Central News Agency is North Korea’s Xinhua, that is, an organ for propaganda and news. This past week has seen a number of significant themes emerging. What struck me as most unusual was this specific refutation: CPRK Rebukes Japanese Sankei’s False Report about DPRK Pyongyang, March 4 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards […]