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By C. Freeman

ISBN-10: 1137455667

ISBN-13: 9781137455666

ISBN-10: 1349687375

ISBN-13: 9781349687374

At a time whilst chinese language coverage makers seem to be rethinking China's traditionally shut alliance dating with North Korea, this quantity gathers a various choice of unique essays by means of a few of China's prime specialists on North Korea and China's North Korea coverage.

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The third new premise of China’s policy toward North Korea under Xi Jinping is more firmness and emphasis on the issue of the denuclearization of that country. Pyongyang’s step-by-step progress toward possessing nuclear capability and round after round of strategic tensions, with the diplomatic headaches brought about by its nuclear and longer-missile tests, has directly or indirectly damaged China’s strategic security and international prestige. 49 Though as previously stated, “China will not break ties with North Korea just because of the nuclear issue,”50 its commitment to the denuclearization of that country has become unreserved in words and deeds—deeds in the extraordinary sanctions taken both in and outside the framework of the United Nations mentioned above.

Net, April 5, 2013. htm. 34. art_id=102091&method=detail. 35. 36. As to the latter cause, Agence France-Presse quoted this author as follows: “Mr. Shi said China’s backing for the resolution—it has a veto at the Security Council—was a signal it wants closer ties to Washington as it seeks a rapprochement amid a simmering territorial row with Japan. Last week the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, issued a veiled warning to Beijing not to challenge Japan’s control of the East China Sea islands that Tokyo calls Senkaku, but which are known as Diaoyu in China.

D rastic Policy Transformation : C hina C onfronts N orth K orea However, renewal of the alliance has not occurred. On Kim Jong-un’s side, there would always be no lack of drama; China would also be the source of dramatic developments. Three months after Jang Sung-taek’s visit to Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party held its 18th National Congress and produced a new leadership headed (soon all-powerfully) by Xi Jinping. Xi is a top leader who is remarkably different from his two predecessors because of his Communist revolutionary noblesse rooted in his family background, his more muscular sense of mission toward the Party accompanied by stronger self-confidence and a sharper strategic style reinforced by a greater inclination to take risks, and more intensive aspirations for China’s national greatness.

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