China’s Role in Ensuring Human Security in North Korea

China’s Role in Ensuring Human Security in North Korea

Presentation Type:
Oral Presentation

Amanda Fish, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea

This study analyzes to what extent Chinese engagement with North Korea has positive, negative, and negligible impacts on human security in North Korea. Answering this questions requires careful consideration of Chinese motivations for its aid, as well as the Chinese perspective on human security. The study evaluated several areas, including the treatment and repatriation of refugees; food aid; development aid and infrastructure projects; bilateral trade; special economic zones; and the enforcement of international sanctions. The study finds determinations of positive or negative impact are highly dependent on whether a broad or narrow definition of human security is used. The study concludes that Chinese engagement does not actively promote human security, but often has by-products of doing so. However, recent international developments call into question whether any unintended long-term impact on human security in North Korea is still possible or not.

Presentation Date/Time: Sunday, December 11, 2022 (11:20)
Session: Session 2
Room: Inthanin Room

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