Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sino-DPRK relations on the rocks? And other troubles on the Jangmadang

News is ablaze with speculation on the possible deterioration of relations between China and the DPRK after Pyongyang conducted its long-prophesized third nuclear weapons test on February 12, 2013. It is no secret that Beijing disproves of its ally’s pursuit … Continue reading

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Price Volatility and World Rice Trade

North Korea’s nominal rice price took a huge dip in late January/early February as prices in Pyongyang fell KPW 1100 to KPW 5600, KPW 1500 to KPW 5500 in Sinuiju, and KPW 100 to KPW 6500 in Hyesan. These figures … Continue reading

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