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On BBC re: Xi Jinping in Seoul

This morning I spoke with Dan Damon of the BBC World Service. We talked about Xi Jinping in Seoul, Chinese-North Korean business ties, Russians in Pyongyang, denuclearization, and if China is fundamentally changing its North Korea policy. 16 more words

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In the Shadow of Jang Song-taek: Lecture in Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, June 19, in Washington, D.C., I gave a lecture and participated in an extensive Q & A on the subject of post-purge North Korean Special Economic Zones in China. 61 more words

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Assessing the Jang Song-taek Effect: The View from Yanbian

I spent the month of April in northeast China, and had the opportunity to speak to several knowledgeable interlocutors about Sino-North Korean relations. In particular, the aftereffects of the purge of Jang Song-taek were of interest — at least as much interest as the rare materials I was able to pick up and research in Yanbian. 319 more words

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