REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji-Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye attend the Korea China Investment Forum in Seoul July 4, 2014.


China Shifts from North to South Korea

July 24, 2014, Jonathan D. Pollack

In an interview with Radio Television Hong Kong, Jonathan Pollack discusses the Chinese president's recent visit to South Korea, examining stronger relations between China and South Korea and U.S. reactions, China's adjusted attitude toward its traditional ally North Korea and South Korea-Japan relations.

  • Interview | Yonhap News Agency

    July 14, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

  • Opinion | The Washington Post

    July 25, 2014, Roberta Cohen

  • In the News

    Staying quiet [about a movie that mocks Kim Jong Un] would be an act of cowardice and defeat – that ‘violating’ the sacredness of the Kim family and the leadership of the North Korean people is OK. That is not an option for [the Kim regime].

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America
  • In the News

    [Kim Jong Un] is so tightly guarded. But the more practical concern is the debasement of Kim's standing and legitimacy. His youth, lack of experience, lack of secure contacts and friendships with foreign leaders put him in a precarious position. He has to earn the respect and trust of the older military and Korean Worker’s Party leaders.

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America
  • In the News

    The Chinese have let anti-Kim and anti-North Korea expressions run free in China's cyberworld and to a lesser degree in print news. North Korea has recently lambasted China publicly, partly for the unofficial oil embargo and partly for dissing it by cozying it up with South Korean president Park Geun-hye. There's mutual distrust and frustration, if not hostility, between China and North Korea.

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America
  • In the News

    Kim Jong Il got plenty of buffoonery thrown at him – the hair, the shoes, the movies, the women, the weight. But he was the immediate heir to the 'Great Leader,' and he had decades to build up experience and political support. Kim [Jong Un] shows no sense of humor, no ease.

    July 23, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon, Voice of America
  • Interview | Taiwan Security Research

    July 13, 2014, Richard C. Bush III

  • In the News

    As a close observer of UN processes, Roberta Cohen provides a number of concrete suggestions about how member states, the UNHCR and the Secretary-General might get more involved in persuading China to abandon forced repatriations of North Korean defectors.

    July 9, 2014, Roberta Cohen, The Guardian
  • Article | International Journal of Korean Studies

    China's Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees Incurs United Nations Censure

    Summer 2014, Roberta Cohen

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