Day: May 22, 2011

Kim Jong Il in China: 28 Things You May Have Missed

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American Foreign Policy / China / Chinese communist party / East Asian modernity / Manchuria / North Korea / North Korean border region / Sino-North Korean relations / US-North Korea relations / Yanbian / 新闻自由

Cross-Border Economic Development 1. Indeed, the Rodong Sinmun [劳动新闻/Worker’s Daily], North Korea’s key ideological mouthpiece, has said nothing of Kim Jong Il’s since his junket to a Hamgyong fruityard. But what has flowered in place of news of Kim?  The halls of Pyongyang, at least the ones with lighting, are suddenly again flush with economic optimism. The phrases present in this Rodong Sinmun, May 20, editorial had gone into deep remission.  The North Korean leadership, we can […]