May 7, 2014

Of Course China Has a Plan for N. Korea's Collapse

Emily Rauhala, Time


Leaked documents in Japanese media purportedly show a contingency plan drawn up by Chinese officials should the North Korean regime collapse, but no one should be surprised Beijing isn't taking any chances with its Communist neighbor.

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Be Afraid: China Can't Control North Korea
Gordon Chang, Nat'l Interest
It is no secret why the North Koreans need China. Chinese cash—in the form of outright grants as well as the proceeds of trade and investment—keep the regime afloat. Yet Kim Jong-un’s actions hardly reflect the growing... more ››
May 1, 2014
Why East Asia Alienates Intellectuals
Robert Kaplan, Stratfor
East Asia is arguably the most important part of the world. It is the geographic organizing principle of the global economy. It has an array of strong, consequential nations and treaty allies of the United States. But outside of... more ››
May 6, 2014
What China Really Thinks of North Korea
Tom Wilson, Commentary
As a kind of secretive hermit state, North Korea clings to its remaining ally in China. Yet the recent leaking of sensitive documents from the Chinese military to the Japanese media might suggest that China has just about had... more ››
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Stop Pushing North Korea to Disarm
William Pesek, Bloomberg View
What Kim fears more than the 28,000 U.S. troops in the South is a loss of control over North Korean society. Isolated border-town factories run jointly with the South Koreans are one thing. Letting in mass quantities of iPhones,... more ››
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