As North Korea’s record-breaking missile launches continue to destabilize the regional landscape, it is becoming increasingly important for Korea to seek stronger cooperation with China to address growing aggression from Pyongyang. Getting an accurate picture of how Beijing’s policy toward the Korean peninsula has evolved over the years would be the first step in setting Korea on a course for deeper cooperation with China on North Korea issues. China’s policy toward the Korean peninsula, by and large, refers to its approaches to South Korea and North Korea alike. This article will compare China’s policy toward the Korean peninsula before 2008 – when U.S.-China relations were largely driven by cooperation – with the policy formulated after 2008 when the relationship between Washington and Beijing started falling apart and began veering toward confrontation. An outlook for China’s Korean peninsula policy will also be included in this article to explore viable solutions to advance cooperation between Korea and China.
(Cina-Corea) Una panoramica sulla “politica delle due Coree” della Cina (fonte: IFANS)