China-North Korea Relations: The Border Region, SEZs, and the Purge of Jang Song-taek



In this episode, we talk with Dr. Adam Cathcart of the University of Leeds and of Sino-NK about China-North Korea relations. Dr. Cathcart has just written an Academic Paper Series report for KEI examining China-North Korea cooperation in Special Economic Zones along the border and the future of the Chinese-North Korean relationship after the purge of Jang Song-taek. He also recently visited the border region between China and North Korea.


Articles and books mentioned in this podcast:


Adam Cathcart, “In the Shadow of Jang Song-taek: Pyongyang’s Evolving SEZ Strategy with the Hwanggumpyeong and Wihwa Islands,” Korea Economic Institute of America, Academic Paper Series, June 19, 2014.


Please click here to view the video of the June 19, 2014 program with Dr. Cathcart

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Geo Tag 2: 
Korea, North
Thematic Category: 
Foreign Relations