Over at Sino-NK I’ve initiated Tongsin | 통신 (“news agency”): source data on the DPRK’s state media coverage of China and the Sino-DPRK relationship. The first issue examines the months October–December 2013, immediately preceding and including the execution of Jang Song-taek. Most interestingly, the North Koreans are adamant in their emphasis of a strong, growing, and independent DPRK economy in the months leading up the Jang purge.
The full PDF can be accessed here: Tongsin | 통신 no. 01