Sino-North Korean Propaganda

A couple of small items of note came across the Huanqiu Shibao transom this past week, most interestingly (though not necessarily significantly) as relates to mutual encouragement and propaganda.  Every so often North Korea obviously plays China’s game for a Chinese audience, and Xinhua gladly feeds NK propaganda on an unfiltered chain to a mainland audience, even though that audience is probably more likely to … Continue reading Sino-North Korean Propaganda

North Korean “Dream of Red Chamber”: Chinese Netizens Comment / 北朝鲜领导做梦的红楼

While the Anglophone media is predictably aflutter with speculation over the meaning of Envoy Bosworth’s Pyongyang visit, Sino-North Korean diplomacy continues apace. One of the more interesting threads of late is, to my mind, the cultural turn.  North Korea is using cultural diplomacy in an effort to reinforce to the Chinese that the traditional fundament of their alliance remains strong in spite of nuclear intransigence, … Continue reading North Korean “Dream of Red Chamber”: Chinese Netizens Comment / 北朝鲜领导做梦的红楼