North Korea Test Fires Two Missiles: Chinese Media Reports on DPRK

Mainland Chinese media may not be reporting on the alleged sarin gas leaks from Sinuiju towards Dandong, but they aren’t shy about being quick off the starting blocks when North Korea test fires another two short range missiles today.  Huanqiu Shibao releases a short report, giving it some prominence on the website, based on reporter Gao Youbin [高友斌] and a South Korean government statement.  No … Continue reading North Korea Test Fires Two Missiles: Chinese Media Reports on DPRK

North Korean Successor Buzz Suddenly Silent: Correcting and Explaining the Daily NK’s Report

The Daily NK reports on the somewhat mystifying drop-off in North Korean discussion about the ostensible successor, Kim Jong Un.  (Part 1 is here; Part 2 is here.) In general, the Daily NK reports are highly valuable, but their translations from the original Chinese/Korean are full of errors and innuendo. Since so many people in the English-language Internet realm rely on Daily NK, it’s important … Continue reading North Korean Successor Buzz Suddenly Silent: Correcting and Explaining the Daily NK’s Report