Why China and North Korea are not as close as you think: Ma Zhao and John Delury talk history
The dominant narrative in the U.S. about China’s relationship with the small northeastern neighbor is relentlessly one-sided. For decades, American officials have referenced Mao Zedong’s famous (though slightly mistranslated) description that North Korea and China are as close as “lips and teeth.” This perception has continued to recent times, such as when President Donald Trump […]
Monks hang a huge thangka, a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk, on a mountainside in Labrang Monastery, Gansu Province. Thangkas usually depict a Buddhist deity, a scene from Buddhist texts, or a mandala.