Why is China Ignoring the International Community?

March 14th, 2012
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Park Sun-Young, a politician from the Conservative South Korea opposition party Liberty Forward, collapsed after 11 days of hunger strike in protest of China repatriating North Korean defectors. The protests outside of the Chinese embassy in South Korea are still going strong, as are defections from the North with a new recently emerging report

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About the Author

Nicolle Loughlin

Nicolle Loughlin first became interested in North Korea whilst studying Chinese history at college which brought her attention to the Korean War. She subsequently spent her time reading and learning about anything she could find related to North Korea. Nicolle Loughlin lives in the UK and is undertaking her final year of university studying English Literature and Mandarin Chinese. Nicolle has particular interests in North Korea's foreign relations and literature about North Korea. Next year, Nicolle intends to begin a masters degree in Asia studies or international relations in order to further and appropriate her knowledge and interests.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Davis/19904733 Eric Davis

    Enjoyed the article:
    China wants to act like a big boy, but doesn’t want to play by big boy rules. The US, EU, and Japan need to make it clear that this is unacceptable. For too long, China has supported the murder of North Korean citizens, and subsidized the criminal Kim regime of North Korea. In numerous cases, China is a facilitator for North Korea’s illicit activities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Davis/19904733 Eric Davis

    Enjoyed the article:
    China wants to act like a big boy, but doesn’t want to play by big boy rules. The US, EU, and Japan need to make it clear that this is unacceptable. For too long, China has supported the murder of North Korean citizens, and subsidized the criminal Kim regime of North Korea. In numerous cases, China is a facilitator for North Korea’s illicit activities.

  • http://twitter.com/stakhanovite Gerard Clare

    Although China seems to be taking a harder look at the situation, I don’t think they’ll be influenced by the outside world. This is something happening on their doorstep, they’ll do what’s best for them, and not the defectors or campaigners in other countries. Quite rightly so, any country does what’s best for itself.

  • http://twitter.com/stakhanovite Gerard Clare

    Although China seems to be taking a harder look at the situation, I don’t think they’ll be influenced by the outside world. This is something happening on their doorstep, they’ll do what’s best for them, and not the defectors or campaigners in other countries. Quite rightly so, any country does what’s best for itself.

  • Jsnovais1000

    So, this is not a genuine DPRK news site!…—Right?

  • Jsnovais1000

    So, this is not a genuine DPRK news site!…—Right?