How Switzerland could help China re-engage North Korea and the world
China promotes itself as a blueprint for North Korea, but the Swiss model may be more attractive for Kim Jong Un
In early August, Liu Xiao Ming, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs, met with Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni and reportedly encouraged Switzerland to play a constructive role in “the political settlement of [Korean] Peninsula issues.”
It’s not yet clear what the contours of China-Switzerland partnership on North Korea might be, but their meeting, which came on the heels of the short-lived reestablishment of key inter-Korea communication channels on July 27, likely ties into Beijing’s efforts to encourage North Korea to re-engage with the world.
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