Chinese aid strategy hinders goals on North Korea

Author: Andrei Lankov, Kookmin University The 2018–2021 period can be seen as an important turning point in Korean history. In the space of a few years, the US–China confrontation has changed everything in Northeast Asia — and this change is likely to last for a long time. The ‘new Cold War’, as this confrontation is sometimes known, has not altered China’s strategic goals in Northeast Asia. But China is now willing to invest much more to achieve them. What are these goals? First, China needs a stable Korean peninsula. China does not want to deal with a Syria-style mess nearby…

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