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

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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.

http://www.keia.org/sites/default/files/publications/kei_aps_cathcart_2014.pdf

 

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

Geo Tag 1: 
ASIA
Geo Tag 2: 
China
Korea, North
Thematic Category: 
Foreign Relations