May 20, 2024
Analysis

Breaking the deadlock: When China took the lead in talks with North Korea

Beijing proved its ability to negotiate with US, DPRK and ROK in past, and it may be last hope to revive diplomacy now

The current state of inter-Korean relations is dire, with North Korea announcing it no longer seeks reunification with the South and recent general elections in the ROK highlighting public disinterest in DPRK issues altogether. 

Negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea about Pyongyang’s nuclear program have also been at a standstill since the failed summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in 2019. 

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