Koryo Tours GM on Russian Adventures, 'Gates of Hell' and More

To learn more about the company’s off-the-beaten-track tours, we caught up with General Manager Simon Cockerell.

by Matthew Bossons, 26 May 2020

Explore Lesser-Known Middle Kingdom Stories with New Podcast 'China Untold'

In the first episode of China Untold, our host takes listeners to China’s borders with North Korea and Laos to examine life on the frontier.

by That's, 12 May 2020

I Spent a Week in North Korea with Dennis Rodman

Dennis didn't know the first thing about the DPRK: not even the difference between North and South. He was just along for the ride.

by Simon Cockerell, 23 April 2020

Beijing Refutes Claims Kim Jong Un's Life is in 'Grave Danger'

Beijing and Seoul are refuting claims that Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un of North Korea is dealing with a health crisis.

by Matthew Bossons, 21 April 2020

The Borderlands: Dispatches from the Edge of China

China’s borders tell stories of shared cultural practices, foodstuffs, history and – in more recent times – development.

by Matthew Bossons, 28 November 2019

The Communist Divide: Cruising the China-North Korea Border

The PRC and the DPRK are two of five self-proclaimed communist states still in existence, and still, in 2019, relics of the conflict dot the two nations’ 1,416-kilometer border.

by Matthew Bossons, 26 November 2019

Artist Gareth Fuller on Sketching His Way Through North Korea’s Capital

Over the past 15 years, with a lay of the land and a pen in his hand, the restless wanderer has completed intricate hand-drawn maps of Beijing, London and most recently, Pyongyang.

by Valerie Osipov, 20 November 2019

This Day In History: Korean War's Operation Big Switch

The repatriation of remaining prisoners from both sides of the Korean War came with a few surprises.

by Ned Kelly, 05 August 2019

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