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PacNet #34 – China’s North Korea Policy Triumph: Lessons for Managing Ties with Taiwan

Beijing has shown great diplomatic dexterity in handling the North Korea nuclear weapons issue. As host of the six-party talks, the Chinese have played the role of broker and conciliator, working assiduously to narrow differences among the parties and find areas of consensus. As a consequence of its diplomatic efforts, China has won the praise of all the participants in the six party talks, and has enhanced its regional and global image as a responsible player in the community of nations.