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A Risk Unique to China

Op-ed Commentary: Dr. David A. Owen Apr. 19 – Every investment opportunity carries certain risks. Properly assessing these risks, however, can be difficult. A unique risk for those interested in investing in China is its neighbor, North Korea. How does one assess the potential risk of a seemingly unstable neighbor as in the case of North Korea? More specifically, how much risk does Kim Jong Un’s recent castigations actually pose for those interested in investing in China and the stability in East Asia at large? The answers may not actually be that complex. North Korea has maintained a hostile posture … Continue reading

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China Potentially Closing an Important Rare Earth Deal with North Korea

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula indicate that the Peoples Republic of China may be further consolidating their control of the global supply of rare earth elements. Already China has a monopoly in the production of rare earth elements, and could now it could get a hand on North Korea’s resources, which are estimated to be the second largest in the world. Continue reading

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New Issue of DPRK Business Monthly Now Available

May 31 – The latest issue of DPRK Business Monthly is now available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore. The regular magazine looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country. In recent international news, British energy company Aminex PLC has withdrawn from North Korea, two years after signing a deal, through its shareholding in Korex Ltd, covering a 50,000 square kilometer area off the country’s east coast.

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New Issue of DPRK Business Monthly Now Available

May 2 – The latest issue of DPRK Business Monthly is now available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore. The regular magazine looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country. In recent international news, KCNA reported that a regular Rajin-Khassan cargo train service will run from October this year. The railway project was highlighted in the historic DPRK-Russia Moscow Declaration, which was signed in August 2001, according to Kim Chang Sik, a department director of the DPRK Ministry of Railways.

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New Issue of DPRK Business Monthly Now Available

Mar. 5 – The latest issue of DPRK Business Monthly is now available for complimentary download. The regular magazine looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country. In recent international news, North Korea has amended its law on foreign-funded banks. According to KCNA, the law, in 32 articles in five chapters, deals with classification, residence, property rights and independent management of foreign-funded banks.

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North Korea Agrees to Freeze Nuclear Program

North Korea announced on Wednesday its intentions to freeze nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment, while allowing UN inspectors to monitor its nuclear facilities. The unexpected development came after diplomatic talks between U.S. and North Korean officials in Beijing last week, and will raise hopes of finding a lasting resolution to the issue of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

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New Issue of DPRK Monthly Now Available

The latest issue of DPRK Business Monthly is now available for complimentary download. The regular magazine looks at current international, domestic, and peninsular affairs concerning North Korea while also offering commentary and tourism information on the country. Continue reading

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