Stephan Blancke und Jens Rosenke
Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are complex and largely hidden from the public’s eye. This holds true especially for the field of military and intelligence cooperation. This article points to the importance of the historical relationship between the two states and concludes that China has an ongoing strategic interest in the survival of its ally. At the same time, there has been a sharp drop-off in bilateral armaments cooperation. However, intelligence cooperation is persistent and intensive, notably in the realm of signals intelligence and in infiltrating political opposition movements.
in: Zeitschrift für Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik (ZfAS)