North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises a glass with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2018 in Beijing. Though China has disapproved of North Korea’s nuclear testing, its refusal to consider punitive measures that risk North Korea’s collapse has limited the options available for changing Pyongyang’s behaviour. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises a glass with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2018 in Beijing. Though China has disapproved of North Korea’s nuclear testing, its refusal to consider punitive measures that risk North Korea’s collapse has limited the options available for changing Pyongyang’s behaviour. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises a glass with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2018 in Beijing. Though China has disapproved of North Korea’s nuclear testing, its refusal to consider punitive measures that risk North Korea’s collapse has limited the options available for changing Pyongyang’s behaviour. Photo: AP
Peter G. de Krassel
Opinion

Opinion

Peter G. de Krassel

A title for Kim Jong-un, economic zones and a threat of force: a political solution for Korea that China should accept

  • If China, the US and North Korea’s other neighbours would agree, they could force a political solution on Kim Jong-un that would defuse the conflict and lead to peaceful unification

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises a glass with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2018 in Beijing. Though China has disapproved of North Korea’s nuclear testing, its refusal to consider punitive measures that risk North Korea’s collapse has limited the options available for changing Pyongyang’s behaviour. Photo: AP North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises a glass with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2018 in Beijing. Though China has disapproved of North Korea’s nuclear testing, its refusal to consider punitive measures that risk North Korea’s collapse has limited the options available for changing Pyongyang’s behaviour. Photo: AP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un raises a glass with Chinese President Xi Jinping in June 2018 in Beijing. Though China has disapproved of North Korea’s nuclear testing, its refusal to consider punitive measures that risk North Korea’s collapse has limited the options available for changing Pyongyang’s behaviour. Photo: AP
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Peter G. de Krassel

Peter G. de Krassel

Peter G. de Krassel is a strategic analyst, contemporary social commentator, author of the Custom Maid series of books, blogs and co-founder of the Pets Central Veterinary Network [email protected]