The flow of information on the North Korean-Chinese Borderland. A Chance to Erosion of the State System?


Abstract

The political situation in North Korea after the seizure of power by Kim Jong Un has become a cause of many analyzes. It also relates to the sustainability of his rule. A threat to the power of authorities would be particularly the information from the data carriers, smuggled across the Chinese-North Korean border. By denying the regime’s propaganda, it would weaken its credibility and the borderland would become a place of beginnings of changes. Therefore this text is an analysis aimed to answer the question of whether is it possible in the current socio-political context. There were characterized such factors as the historical experience of the country, the role of propaganda, the degree of control and the mentality of the DPRK’s citizens.


Keywords

North Korea; media; propaganda; the Korean-Chinese borderland


Published : 2016-07-10


Weber, K. (2016). The flow of information on the North Korean-Chinese Borderland. A Chance to Erosion of the State System?. Pogranicze. Polish Borderlands Studies, 4(1), 147-165. https://doi.org/10.25167/ppbs483

Kamil Weber  kamilwr@onet.pl
University of Opole, Institute of Political Science  Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6904-0073


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