US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 28. The meeting failed to advance negotiations to end the nuclear stand-off, with North Korea now refusing all contact with the US administration. Photo: AP
Glyn Ford
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Glyn Ford

A third US-North Korea summit is the last best chance for resolving nuclear crisis

  • North Korea is in purdah and the signs are not positive, but Trump is open to a quick deal, and a third summit might just happen this year if South Korea steps into the breach
  • Meanwhile, the clock is ticking for the millions in North Korea suffering from acute food shortages

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 28. The meeting failed to advance negotiations to end the nuclear stand-off, with North Korea now refusing all contact with the US administration. Photo: AP
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Illustration: Craig Stephens
Chan Young Bang
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Chan Young Bang

Only Xi Jinping can help Kim Jong-un unlock a bright economic future for a denuclearised North Korea

  • Given the Chinese president’s personal history and China’s pivotal role in North Korea’s economy, Xi is well placed to convince Kim that economic reform is his best option. A US$300 billion fund, financed mostly by China, could get the ball rolling

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Illustration: Craig Stephens
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