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China’s Economic Engagement in North Korea

May 23, 2014 - 13:45-15:30

Time: Friday, 23 May 2014, 13.45-15.30
Venue: DIIS, Danish Institute for International Studies
Main auditorium
Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A
2100 Copenhagen
Since 2005, central Chinese leaders have successfully encouraged local governments and commercial actors to expand their economic interactions with North Korea. However, the resulting expansion in commercial actors and economic interactions has intensified a principal-agent dilemma for Chinese leaders, exacerbating diplomatic tensions, eroding border security, and undermining popular support for Beijing’s engagement strategy. In comparison with China’s other neighbors, North Korea is both a difficult case for stimulating economic engagement, and a relatively easy case for enforcement. These dynamics are thus even more likely to emerge across China’s thirteen other land neighbors.


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China’s Economic Engagement in North Korea


May 23, 2014