February 26, 2024

China, not U.S., seeks peace in North Korea: scholar

Korean unification would be bonanza not only for Koreans but for all Northeast Asia, academic says

SEOUL — China seeks peace and opening in North Korea for its own sustained economic development while the U.S. would rather have "controllable, moderate tension" on the Korean Peninsula, a scholar said Tuesday.

"There are a lot of people who say that China does not want Korean unification and would seek to maximize its interests by playing in between the two Koreas but what would China gain actually from this standoff, other than a greater say in the UN?" Jin Qiangyi, professor of Yanbian University said.

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