Korea Północna w dyskursie akademicko-eksperckim w Chinach
NORTH KOREA IN THE ACADEMIC AND EXPERT DISCOURSE IN CHINA
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, International relations/trade
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: China, North Korea; Korean Peninsul; Chinese–North Korean relations; foreign policy; strategists; revisionists; traditionalists; centrists
Summary/Abstract: The broadly defined North Korean problem has for years been a key challenge tosecurity in Northeast Asia. Relations between China and North Korea are an issuethat has been resurfacing on a regular basis in the debate on the resolution of theproblems in the Korean Peninsula. Because of numerous accumulated problems, resulting from, among others, the Pyongyang’s actions, the relations with the DPRKhave become a challenge for the foreign policy of the PRC in the 21st century.The dilemmas faced by Chinese leadership in its North Korean policy, increasinglymore serious, are reflected in the discussion on this subject in the Chinese academicand expert circles.The purpose of this article is to present selected views and opinions of Chinesescholars and experts on North Korea and the PRC’s foreign policy towards theDPRK. In the author’s opinion, the expert discourse signals actual problems and challenges faced by China’s North Korean policy. The disclosure of the debatecan be perceived as a specific signal sent by the authorities in Beijing the regimein Pyongyang as well as to the key actors interested in the North Korean problemin Washington, Seoul, Tokyo and Moscow. We should also consider whether andto what extent the critical signals coming from the expert circles may translate toa possible redefinition of the principles and directions of China’s foreign policytowards North Korea.
- Issue Year: 52/2016
- Issue No: 1
- Page Range: 303-321
- Page Count: 19
- Language: Polish