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Yun Sun interviewed on Beijing’s Concerns about Trump Kim Summit

By Yun Sun
in Program

As Trump and Kim meet, one of Beijing’s chief concerns is the US-South Korea alliance

China supports the reunification of North and South Korea, but Beijing is deeply worried about Seoul’s security alliance with the U.S., according to one analyst.

Although North and South Korea are still far away from any sort of reunification, both nations have said that remains an ultimate goal. Such a move is hardly on the table for this week’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Vietnamesecapital of Hanoi. Still, any draw down in tensions would be a step toward reunification.

China’s opinion on North Korea’s affairs is important because Beijing is the primary economic and political benefactor of Pyongyang.
 
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