Northern Border News

The latest Good Friends report from North Korean sources contains a couple of items of note: The Democratic Women’s Union (DWU) of the National Border Area in the North Hamgyong Province declared that the number of women crossing the river has decreased because of the 150-Day battle. Of course, there were still women crossing the […]

Video Games in NK

Gaming bloggers in Great Britain, aka UK Resistance, have posted a photo gallery of a summertime video-game arcade in Pyongyang.   The photographer is anonymous, and North Korean entertainment technology, predictably enough, appears to be a couple of decades behind its neighbors. Hat tip to LiberateLaura [e.g., the blog focusing on Laura Ling, the best-known journalist […]

Understanding the CurrentTV / North Korea Fiasco

[Note: In light of the speed of the news and the interest shown in this issue by Danwei readers,  I have followed this post with another, more considered, analysis of the Tumen river fiasco as it continues to impact evolving Sino-North Korean relations.  -- Adam Cathcart] Amid the struggle to understand activity on the remote […]