Chinese Views of North Korea’s Regional Role

  • Yu Shaohua
Part of the International Relations and Comparisons in Northeast Asia book series (IRCNA)


North Korea is widely criticized because of its nuclear policy and extreme behavior. However, the country is also the victim of strategic games played by major powers. Understanding the potentially positive role North Korea can play in maintaining regional peace and prosperity; addressing the security concerns of all parties for mutual safety; conducting economic cooperation for mutual development; and encouraging North Korea to transform its regional role, are necessary conditions for a new Asia Pacific regional order.


Korean Peninsula Security Concern Regional Security Strategic Game Regional Affair 
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