Reformist Flirtations and Successor Politics: KCNA Tropes

While Chinese left-wingers insist upon the courage and worthiness of North Korea’s wealth-equalizing currency reforms, Kim Jong Il is out talking up profitability in the northern frontier province of Jagang. In a visit to a the Kanggye Wine Factory reported on December 10, the Dear Leader spake: He went round the newly-built beer shop…greatly satisfied to learn that the factory has not only steadily boosted … Continue reading Reformist Flirtations and Successor Politics: KCNA Tropes

Tonghua Protests Part of Larger Systemic Issue — The Smashing of the Iron Rice Bowl

A private CONCERN China Daily 26 Aug 2009 Jonah M. Kessel After following one family tradition by joining the military in 1990, Fu Linxue did it again three years later when he started work at the Linzhou Iron and Steel plant in Henan province. For the 39-year-old, it was the logical choice….read more… Tech Tags: China Daily newspaper INSIGHT Continue reading Tonghua Protests Part of Larger Systemic Issue — The Smashing of the Iron Rice Bowl