Foreign Minister Wang Yi and visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive for a joint press conference in Beijing on March 18. Wang urged the US to be “cool-headed” over North Korea after Tillerson said tensions were at “dangerous levels” over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Photo: Reuters

Time for Asian-style diplomacy, not the US, to take the lead on North Korea

Chandran Nair says Asian nations cannot be mere bystanders or slavish US allies as Washington’s self-serving strategies worsen the prospects for regional peace, and new options can start with an all-Asian alternative to the six-party talks

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Foreign Minister Wang Yi and visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrive for a joint press conference in Beijing on March 18. Wang urged the US to be “cool-headed” over North Korea after Tillerson said tensions were at “dangerous levels” over Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Photo: Reuters
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