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1 LexisNexis Open Sources: North Korea Adam Dietz April 14, 2004

2 Agenda Purpose – to review a small cross-section of LexisNexis sources relevant to North Korea Process – well describe a handful of sources and review some recent data from each Payoff – Knowledge of a few more sources that will be useful in your open source research

3 About LexisNexis Web- or software- based online database. Online Since 1973. Over 36,000 sources of information, over 13,000 news sources. The largest news and business online information service, including comprehensive company, country, financial, demographic, market research and industry reports.

4 Wire Services Hundreds of different wire services A few highlights: –Xinhua –Tass –Japan Economic Newswire –AFX-Asia

5 Xinhua Official news agency of the People's Republic of China In addition to China, provides useful coverage of non-Chinese Asia

6 Xinhua – Sample Articles 1. S.Korean FM on nuclear issue, April 12, 2004, 245 words 2. Annual cultural festival inaugurated in Pyongyang, April 10, 2004, 165 words 3. Cambodian king leaves Beijing for DPRK, April 10, 2004, 75 words 4. S.Korea, US, Japan hope for working group meeting on nuclear issue by April, April 10, 2004, 316 words

7 TASS the official Russian news agency. The English language newswire sends more than 100 stories each day covering official statements, domestic happenings, political and economic news, international events, and comments on world affairs in general.

8 TASS – Sample Articles 1. Russia ready for creation of mechanism to handle NKorea n-problem, April 13, 2004 Tuesday 2. SKorea FM hails Russia role in NKorea nuke problem settlement, April 12, 2004 Monday 3. Russia undecided on accession to US non- proliferation initiative, April 12, 2004 Monday

9 TASS – Sample Articles 4. Saltanov stresses need to continue talks on Korean settlement, April 12, 2004 Monday 5. Pyongyang turns more beautiful with approach of Kim Il-sung birth, April 11, 2004 Sunday

10 AFX-Asia News service produced as a joint venture of the Financial Times Group, AFP, Nikkei, Australian Associated Press (AAP) and AFX. Real-time coverage of Asian economic, financial, corporate and general news.

11 AFX-Asia – Sample Articles 1.Pakistani scientist alleges he has seen three NKorean nuclear devices, April 13, 2004; 467 words 2.China to join nuclear materials export control group, April 13, 2004 185 words

12 AFX-Asia – Sample Articles 3.Two Koreas agree to set up joint railway committee, April 11, 2004, 181 words, 4.NKorea wants to normalize ties with Japan during Koizumi's term, April 7, 2004, 316 words, 5.SKorea proposes resumption of stalled talks with NKorea, April 6, 2004, 367 words

13 Japan Economic Newswire Produced by Kyodo News Service, the major supplier of international general news to the Japanese media and Japanese general news to foreign media. The JEN file contains both the Japan Economic Daily and Kyodo English Language News.

14 JEN – Sample Articles 1. Seoul expects working-group nuke session late April or early May, April 12, 2004, 284 words 2. Cheney arrives in Japan for talks with Koizumi on Iraq, April 10, 2004, 325 words 3. Japan, N. Korea to resume talks in Beijing on April 26, April 10, 2004 214 words

15 JEN – Sample Articles 4. Japan, S. Korea, U.S. aim for N. Korea working group in April, April 9, 2004, 314 words 5. N. Korea offers to allow abductees' kin to go to Japan freely, April 8, 2004, 259 words

16 Global News Wire Global News Wire is a compilation database of over 800 leading newspapers, newswires, trade journals and newsletters worldwide

17 Global News Wire - Samples 1. Asia Pulse, April 13, 2004, 168 Words, Korean Newspaper Highlights - April 13, 2004 2. Bangkok Post, April 13, 2004, 1396 Words, Iraq And North Korea Steal Meeting Spotlight 3. The Korea Herald, April 13, 2004, 611 Words, Human Rights In North Korea

18 Global News Wire - Samples 4. BBC Monitoring International Reports, April 13, 2004, 370 Words, North, South Korea Sign Land Lease Agreement On Kaesong Industrial Complex 5. South China Morning Post, April 13, 2004, 13, 650 Words, The Real Winner Will Be North Korea

19 EIU EIU = Economist Intelligence Unit A source of global business intelligence News, Business Intelligence, Profiles & Reports as well as Forecasting & Risk products

20 EIU Partial Contents Business Asia Country Monitor Viewswire RiskWire Pyramid Newsletters Financing Foreign Operations World Outlook Worldwide Regulatory Update China Hand Country Profiles Country Reports Country Risk Service Country Forecast Country Risk: Global prospectus

21 EIU Sample Reports 1.EIU ViewsWire, April 12, 2004 Monday, 614 words, European Union, EU politics: Terrorist chemical threat 'worse than suspected' 2.EIU RiskWire, April 8, 2004 Thursday, 1480 words, South Korea risk: Risk overview 3. EIU RiskWire, April 8, 2004 Thursday, 4941 words, South Korea risk: Political stability risk

22 EIU Sample Reports 4. EIU Business China, March 29, 2004 Monday, 1396 words, China: Gone fission 5.EIU ViewsWire, March 26, 2004 Friday, 539 words, North Korea economy: N Korea aims for 'leaping' economic progress 6. EIU ViewsWire, March 25, 2004 Thursday, 455 words, North Korea economy: Chinese minister gets taste of N Korea reforms

23 IAC Newsletter Database provides access to the near cover-to-cover full text of more than 650 business and industry newsletters from 165 different publishers multiple perspectives, including region, company, industry, product, technology, or topic of interest specific publications. international in scope, covering major economic and political regions of the world.

24 IAC Partial Contents Asian Political News Asian Economic News Japan Energy Scan Japan Policy and Politics Periscope Daily Defense Capsules Japan Weekly Monitor M2 Presswire WWP - Business Opportunities in Asia and the Pacific

25 IAC Sample Reports 1. Asian Political News, April 12, 2004, Pg. 0, 823 words, FOCUS: Kawaguchi fails to mend fences with China over bilateral rows. 2. Asian Political News, April 12, 2004, Pg. 0, 359 words, LEAD: Supporters slam unofficial contact with N. Korea on abductions. 3. Asian Political News, April 12, 2004, Pg. 0, 570 words, LEAD: Koizumi denies N. Korea sees 2-track approach in diplomacy.

26 IAC Sample Reports 4. Japan Policy & Politics, April 12, 2004, Pg. 0, 184 words, LEAD: Fukuda asks painter Hirayama to raise issues in N. Korea. 5. Japan Policy & Politics, April 12, 2004, Pg. 0, 649 words, 3RD LD: Ruling coalition submits bill targeting N. Korean vessels.

27 LexisNexis Company Library Selected Sources Bizekon Russian Business Directory Company Briefs--Gale Group Datamonitor - Company Profile Disclosure Incorporated Experian Business Reports FBR Asian Company Profiles Foreign Companies In Emerging Markets Yearbook Hoover's Company Capsules Hoover's Company Profiles IAC (Sm) Company Intelligence (R) -- International IAC (Sm) Company Intelligence (R) -- U.S.

28 LexisNexis Company Library Selected Sources ICC Directory Of UK Companies ICC Financial Analysis Reports Market Guide Company Profiles Mergerstat M&A Database Onesource(R) Corptech(R) Company Profiles The Major Companies Database US Business Directory Worldscope

29 LexisNexis Company Library Companies Covered Abb Ltd (Adr) Adolor Corp Aerosonic Corp Artisan Components Inc Bank Mutual Corp Big 5 Corp Boeing Company Bogen Communications International Inc C. R. Bard Caterpillar Inc Central Bank Of The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea Committee For Promotion Of International Trade Of Dprk Dhl International Limited Digital Video Systems Inc Dprk Disposal Incorporated Dragon Pharmaceuticals In Embassy Of The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea Englobal Corp Foreign Business Development Associates (For The Dprk) Limited Foreign Trade Bank Of The Democratic People's Republic Of Korea Franklin Financial Services Corp General Civil Aviation Authority Of The Dprk Glaxosmithkline Plc

30 LexisNexis Company Library Companies Covered Halliburton Co Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc Herman Miller Inc Hy-Lok Corp Hyosung Corp International Hi Tech Industries Inc Killbuck Bancshares Inc Kookmin Bank New Korea Electric Power Corp Mk Gold Co Oxy Co Ltd Priya And Dprk Link Limited Quicklogic Corp Reckitt Benckiser Plc Seagate Technology New Silicon Image Inc Soco International Plc Soviet-Korean (North Korea)- Japanese Joint Venture Rozek Steven Madden Ltd

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