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The Endgame of North Korea and China-U.S. Collaboration

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"The Endgame of North Korea and China-U.S. Collaboration" presented by professor in the School of International Studies, Peking University and executive director of the Collaborative Innovation Center for South China Sea Studies at Nanjing University.

April 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Jones Room, Woodruff Library

North Korea has been a chronic policy conundrum for China but this may change as China and the U.S. have recognized that any settlement of the nuclear threat by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea should be guided through solid collaboration and cooperation between Beijing and Washington. It is high time for China and the  U.S. to pursue a "new diplomacy" towards Pyongyang, as the Six Party talks have been haplessly stalled for around six years. This "new diplomacy" approach should include a united front and unified response to DPRK's provocation; Beijing and Washington should offer it an ultimate choice between holding nuclear weapons and being stifled or abandoning nuclear weapons and be welcomed back into the international community. In addition, Beijing and Washington should honestly explore a holistic approach corresponding to DPRK's endgame.