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Yun Sun quoted in Japan Times on South Korea and China

By Yun Sun
in Program

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated new South Korean leader Moon Jae-in on Wednesday amid soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying Beijing is willing to work with Seoul to “properly handle differences.”


“China certainly sees Moon’s success as good news leading up to potential engagement (or) dialogues with North Korea,” said Yun Sun, an expert on Chinese foreign policy at the Stimson Center think tank in Washington. “There is such an opportunity given his engagement inclination. However, Moon can influence Trump’s policy, but cannot determine it.”

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