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Xi Jinping Urges North Korea to Rejoin Nuclear Talks

During this week’s visit to Beijing by a high-level North Korean envoy, President Xi Jinping reportedly urged North Korea to return to six-party talks over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. From the New York Times: In...

China Expresses ‘Concern’ Over N. Korean Missile

Despite China’s vow to repatriate North Korean defectors and attempt to support North Korea after the death of Kim Jong-il, North Korea’s plan to launch a long range missile has been a source of dispute. This is the first public...

S. Korea, China Discuss Stability in N. Korea

China’s Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Park Suk-hwan met in Seoul to discuss matters pertaining to peace and stability of the peninsula. After the death of leader Kim Jong-Il and...

Six-Party Talks, Towards the Next Round

Following vice premier Li Keqiang’s visit to the Korean Peninsula, Chinese media coverage of the possible resumption of the Six-Party Talks has been optimistic. From China Daily: Vice-Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up his...

China Pushes Talks on North Korea as Kim Visits

Reports surfaced last week that Kim Jong-un, son and heir apparent of Kim Jong-il, was visiting China. However, over the weekend, it was revealed that Kim the elder was in fact in China, on his third trip there in a year, and it...

China Helps Defuse Korean Crisis

Seoul recently made a reversal in its approach in relations with Pyongyang and called for a renewal of six-party talks about the situation on the Korean peninsula. A report in the Financial Times says China played a large role...

Foreign Policy: Time For China To Act In North Korea

From Foreign Policy and U.S. National Public Radio: For nearly a decade, the United States has attempted to invest Beijing with a sense of responsibility for solving the North Korea problem. As the country with the most at stake...

North Korea’s Kim Reaffirms Nuclear Disarmament: China

Reuters reports on North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s visit to China, where he met with President Hu Jintao and other top leaders: China’s Xinhua news agency said Kim, who arrived home on Friday, was given a warm...

North Korea ‘To Return to Talks’

Wen Jiabao’s visit to North Korea has yielded the intended outcome, with Kim Jong-il agreeing to return to six party talks, according to a BBC report: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il made the announcement to Chinese...

Senior North Korean Official Visiting China

AFP reports: North Korea’s vice foreign minister has arrived in China for a visit amid international efforts to persuade Pyongyang to rejoin six-nation nuclear disarmament talks, officials here said Tuesday. Kim Yong-Il...

China Tires of Pyongyang’s Antics

Shen Dingli writes in Asia Times about China’s relationship with North Korea in the wake of Pyongyang’s threat to quit the Six-Party Talks: Pyongyang does not have many international allies, and China is the key, if...

China May Back UN Measure on North Korea

Bloomberg reports that China may support a draft proposal in the United Nations that would deter North Korea from launching missiles: “Before the launch they were not ready to accept a resolution, but now they could do so,”...

China Urges ‘Flexibility’ on N. Korea Nuclear Moves

Reuters reports on China’s cautious response to Pyongyang’s recent moves apparently aimed at restarting the Yongbyon nuclear complex: Monday, North Korea asked the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog to remove seals and...

China Cites Progress on North Korea Nuclear Talks

From AP: Six-nation talks on disarming North Korea’s nuclear program moved closer Saturday to an agreement on ways to verify the communist nation’s declaration of its nuclear materials. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang...

N Korea Nuke Talks to Resume in China

Six-party talks on scrapping North Korea’s nuclear programs will resume on Thursday in Beijing after a nine-month break. From ABC News, Australia. North Korea last month delivered a long overdue declaration of its nuclear...

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