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China’s Position on the North Korea Crisis
China’s Position on the North Korea Crisis

Author(s): Justyna Szczudlik
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: China; North Korea Crisis
Summary/Abstract: The deepening crisis on the Korean Peninsula raises concerns in China. The PRC does not want the North Korean regime to collapse or the Korean states to re-unify, but fears an escalation or outbreak of a heated conflict. However, China’s authorities have not changed policy towards North Korea, but have sharpened their rhetoric. Only when the North’s actions really threaten Chinese provinces or seriously undermine Xi Jinping’s position as leader will more decisive steps be probable.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English