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Expert: NKorea can't improve ties with South Korea

Expert: NKorea can't improve ties with South Korea

A leading international expert at one of China's top universities says North Korea has no hope of improving its relations with South Korea while Lee Myung-bak is president of the south.
Yan Xuetong says that's because of Lee's abandonment of the "Sunshine policy" of economic engagement and his tough approach to Pyongyang.
Yan, dean of the Institute of International Studies at Tsinghua University, said this means the North Koreans will be "very patient" and will wait for the next president in two years when Lee's term ends.
He said at a panel Wednesday at the World Economic Forum that China's main concern is to avoid war on the Korean peninsula and ensure stability, and that's why it supports the Sunshine policy.


Updated : 2021-10-21 00:13 GMT+08:00