DPRK Sidelines

1.  So what was Kim Jong Il doing yesterday, when the media circus hit the Beijing airport in the person of released American missionary Robert Park? Why, watching Russian opera, of course! Do check out these striking photos of the Dear Leader, obviously in an expansive mood, with the Russian Ambassador from one of the better DPRK blogs in China via Hexun. Although this operatic … Continue reading DPRK Sidelines

Robert Park in the Chinese Press

American human rights rhetoric about North Korea tends to rest upon a self-sustaining paradox: in the view of vocal bloggers and conservative newspapers, the Chinese Communist Party is guilty of perpetuating North Korean human rights abuses, yet, the American advocates of regime change in Pyongyang  make few visible efforts to detect what Chinese people are reading about North Korea, or to gauge to what extent … Continue reading Robert Park in the Chinese Press