Nuclear Disarmament

North Korean envoy Choe Ryong Hae (left) meets with the Communist Party of China Standing Committee member Liu Yunshan. Photo: AP

How they see it

Seoul's message is clear: the North should first demonstrate its commitment to denuclearisation through deeds, not words. Following the North Korean envoy's visit to China, expectations began to rise that the six-party talks (involving the two Koreas, China, the United States, Japan and Russia and aimed at ending the North's nuclear weapons programme) might restart.