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  1. Pressure on China to broker North Korea deal

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... completely, but the signs of instability still come through in many forms, including information from refugees and defectors, reports from aid agencies charged with fighting widespread famine, plus ... crisis. At least 100,000 refugees - perhaps three times as many, according to some estimates - have crossed the border into China and are now living in the northeast. A large number of other ...

  2. Getting mileage from North Korea talks

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... badly. Fifth, let other countries, which have the most at stake, take the lead. North Korea is primarily a problem for its neighbours. A messy regime collapse would let loose refugees on South ... allied with the US. If China acted responsibly, Washington could offer to share in the cost of caring for any refugees created, while promising not to take geopolitical advantage of Beijing. ...

  3. North Korea must be kept at negotiating table

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jong-il. Pyongyang's secretive ways make knowing what is really happening impossible. A power vacuum could lead to instability, famine and refugees pouring into China. Such instability ...

  4. China has pivotal role in reprimanding N Korea

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the crisis does not escalate. Stability and the avoidance of war are among its top priorities. They are the same necessities for Northeast Asia. A flood of refugees and the possibility of conflict ...

  5. China must lead the way on North Korea

    Posted Oct 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than Pyongyang's. An end to Chinese support would create a humanitarian disaster. China fears a flood of refugees across its border. The possibility of a nuclear war on its doorstep ...

  6. Puzzling over Kim Jong-il

    Posted Sep 08th 2003, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... it to the negotiating table. China politely refused, as such action would lead to further economic meltdown in North Korea, sending a flood of refugees across the border. China's aid keeps North Korea ... and armed police patrol constantly to prevent North Korean refugees from seeking asylum, highlights the seriousness of this dilemma. China's greatest fear is that tensions on the Korean ...

  7. Hoping for stability on the Korean peninsula

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a probable refugee crisis stemming from the collapse of a teetering North Korean government, should be frightful enough to keep the negotiators focused on the need to end the standoff. Hopefully, ...

  8. A new sheriff

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... them- Iran's nuclear proliferation, Somalia's pirates, and refugees fleeing Myanmar's brutal junta and Sudan's regime. Its resolutions are either weak or ignored, and its ...

  9. Divide and conquer

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... The consequences include a possible reprisal attack on the South, a famine-induced mass refugee exodus from the North, or even regime collapse with all its costs and strategic uncertainties. Pyongyang has ...

  10. A smack in China's face

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the consequences, including- but not limited to- a massive influx of refugees, disruption of its economic ties with the region's key partners, and a post-conflict environment not entirely ...




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