China and North Korea: A tangled partnership

China Daily Mail

North Korea MapDo we know what’s happening? Probably not. But  historical context may help.

The following article from Stratfor provides useful historical context for the current situations in North Korea and its usual (apparent) ally, China.

It spans many centuries.

The Chinese ruling powers are new. Kim Jong-un and his regency are also relatively new.

Nevertheless, we probably have better insights into what’s happening at the top in China than we do into what’s happening at the top in North Korea, an informational black hole from which very little light escapes but into which much enters, to be filtered, refracted, reflected and often misunderstood when it gets there.

There has been much speculation and I have certainly done at least my fair share .

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