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PacNet #60 – China’s Policy Toward North Korea: A New Twist?

The decision by WikiLeaks to release a batch of US diplomatic cables dating between 2004 and 2010 has created a political storm. A lot of attention has been given to what the cables reveal about Chinese policy toward North Korea. It has been suggested that comments made by Chinese diplomats in the cables indicate that China is ready to “abandon North Korea” in favor of a unified Korean Peninsula under Seoul.