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Yun Sun’s op-ed on China’s refusal to plan for potential DPRK collapse published The Straits Times

By Yun Sun
in Program

Since Kim Jong Un became the supreme leader of North Korea in late 2011, and especially after Pyongyang undertook nuclear and long-range missile testing in 2012 and 2013, planning for North Korea contingencies (possible political turmoil and collapse) has become a popular theme for the US and ROK governments.

Both countries acknowledge the key role that China would play in any scenario and have attempted to engage Beijing in discussions and even joint preparations for North Korean contingencies. However, China has consistently refused.

To read the full op-ed, click here

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