• Sun. Aug 14th, 2022

The Chollima Report

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How the U.S campaign against Huawei hit a domestic roadblock

For the past few weeks there was speculation and coverage that the White House was moving forwards on enhanced restrictions to the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei. Although the details were…

North Korea Releases Jindallae 6 Smartphone

North Korea has recently announced the releasing of its new smartphone, the Jindallae 6. The phone is but a number of new devices released in the country over the past…

Cambodia Tilts Towards China Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

Despite the outbreak of the Coronavirus, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen chose to make an official visit to China on Wednesday, calling Beijing a “true friend”, vowing to uphold cooperation…

Why we must remember Li wenliang

In the early hours of Friday morning it was confirmed that Chinese Dr. Li wenliang, aged only 34 years old, had succumbed to the novel Coronavirus of which broke out…

Humanitarianism vs. Sanctions: The New Battlefield

In 2017, United Nations sanctions against North Korea were tightened significantly owing to the fallout of the country’s repeated nuclear and missile tests. Such measures took broad aim at all…

Why the Iran Saga is a disaster for North Korean denuclearization

“Iran made a very big mistake“- declared Donald Trump on twitter. Hours earlier, Tehran reported that it had shot down an American drone of which it argued was infiltrating their…

Chinese Tourism to North Korea: An exaggerated Phenomenon (Analysis)

As a news report originating from the AFP notes, Chinese tourists are “invading North Korea“. Every day, a reported 1000 visitors from China are streaming into the DPRK by train…

Xi’s Visit to North Korea within the context of Sino-US tensions

Yesterday Chinese media and North Korea’s KCNA announced that Communist Party chairman Xi Jinping would be making a state visit to Pyongyang, the first by a Chinese leader to the…

Divide and Rule Diplomacy: North Korea’s dicing of the Trump Administration

Yesterday Donald Trump told a press conference that he had received a “beautiful letter from Kim Jong un”. Although he did not specify its contents, he placed a positive spin…

Why is North Korea turning down aid from Seoul?

Much has been said about an apparent food crisis in North Korea, with harvest numbers dropping to their lowest in 10 years. Whilst economic analysts of the DPRK economy such…