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China Obliged by Its 'Internet Sovereignty' Policy to Aid U.S. Against North Korea

Nathan Gardels | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

China's leaders need to look hard at the "Chinese Dream" they are trying to realize for their country and decide if that dream rests more on cooperation at this defining moment with the world's other largest economy, the United States, or on an absurd and outdated allegiance to the bizarre and historically obsolete feudal regime of the Kim family in Pyongyang.

China Rejects UN Report On NKorean Crimes Against Humanity

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2014 | World

By Tom Miles GENEVA, March 17 (Reuters) - China dismissed a U.N. report alleging North Korea has committed crimes against humanity on ...

20 Things I Learned While I Was in North Korea

Tim Urban | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Tim Urban

It's a dictatorship of the most extreme kind, a cult of personality beyond anything Stalin or Mao could have imagined, a country as closed off to the world and as secretive as they come -- a true hermit kingdom. So why would an American tourist ever be allowed into the country?

China Reportedly Tried To Convince North Korea To Give Up Nuclear Tests

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | World

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, June 4 (Reuters) - China told an envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that Pyongyang should stop conducting nucle...

Is China Seeking Regime-Change In North Korea?

Deutsche Welle | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

The announcement in Pyongyang on May 13 of the promotion of Jang Jong-nam to "minister of the People's Armed Forces" came out of the blue. Until recen...

Something America and China Could Do Together

Robert Fuller | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Robert Fuller

The greatest threats to China and America come not from each other, but from flaws in their own systems of governance. Chinese and Americans alike are burdened by political systems that are not keeping pace with the times.

Parsing the North Korean Threat

Peter Navarro | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Peter Navarro

As long as China continues to feed, clothe, and arm regimes like North Korea and Iran, the world will face these kinds of destabilizing nuclear-tipped crises. This is the time for China to stand up so that North Korea (and Iran) will stand down.

China and North Korea

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Practical Proposals for a Real Change in North Korea

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 05.11.2013 | World
Jonathan Granoff

Following the latest heightened, bellicose threats from North Korea, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a new round of sanctions, aimed primarily at starving their growing missile program. But increased sanctions are unlikely to create a positive change in North Korean conduct.

After the Nuclear Test: Countering the Threat From North Korea

Donald Gross | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Donald Gross

Now that China has moved to align its approach toward North Korea more closely with the U.S., Washington should focus on taking a new diplomatic effort to achieve significant progress on nuclear and missile issues with Pyongyang through both further sanctions and new incentives.

Why China Can't Cut Off North Korea

Victor Cha | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Victor Cha

North Korea's latest threats of a rocket test beg the question of why China does not do more to stop its little communist brother from acting so rancorously. After all, there is no other country in the world that provides as much food and fuel to the regime.

How to End the Craziness With North Korea

Eric Margolis | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

South Korea toiled its way out of dire poverty four decades ago, creating an economic miracle. Equally industrious, determined North Koreans could do the same today, if given half a chance.

North Korea: Time for Washington to Step Back and Let South Korea Lead

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Doug Bandow

As long as Kim Jong Il's policies remain in force, the North's future remains dismal. The U.S. should watch for glimmers of reform while backing away, allowing South Korea to deal with whatever emerges in Pyongyang.

How China Is Powering North Korea's Smartphone Mania

Techland | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

North Korea has a new problem on its hands besides poverty and reported bouts of famine -- Kim Jong Il's new enemy is cellphones....

Scapegoats: Then and Now

Lynne Joiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lynne Joiner

The aftermath of the North Korean shelling of a South Korean island is not the first time America has looked at China for scapegoats.

WikiLeaks: China, North Korea Not As Cooperative As Presumed

AP/The Huffington Post | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: China has blocked WikiLeaks over the most recent set of allegations, with the spokesman for China's foreign ministry saying, "China takes note...

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.26.2009 | World
Stuart Whatley

As North Korea closes itself off to the outside world even more, China's unique role as an interlocutor will become even more necessary.