How are the economic systems of North Korea and China similar?
The only real similarity is that the government takes a strong interest in controlling and co-opting industry. While both countries self-define as Communist States, most of the Chinese economy is actually capitalist, with stocks, private ownership, and large-scale privatization. North Korea, by contrast, has much more state ownership.
Culturally Korea was not so much different from China. Since Korea came from mainland china, they shared a lot of culture such as customs, religions, foods, clothes, political system, and so on until Korea developed their own culture. Korea also used Chinese character until they built Hangul and many words of both language are similar.
Probably if North Korea started a war, USA would go on and help South Korea for they are more friendly and because of similar government. China would help North Korea because of their similar government too. Japan would help South Korea because they are more of a close friend. Not because of a similar government. ---- if North Korea started a war, it would be my guess that USA, Japan, and China will help South…
Korea was part of China until 1895. Traditionally, Korea thought China as a parent or big brother country, and China treated Korea as a son country. After 1945, It still continue between North Korea and China. For South Korea, China is two of main countries influencing South Korean politics with U.S.
North Korea uses its own form of Socialism, Juche. It is highly centralized. Its economic development was successful and rapid after the Korean War. However, in the 1980's North Korea's neighbor, South Korea surpassed it economically. Along with natural disasters and the collapse of the Socialist Market namely the U.S.S.R. led to the economic collapse of North Korea. Since then it has allowed special free market investment areas and is slowly recovering.