China’s former state councillor and top diplomat Dai Bingguo. Photo: Enoch Yiu

‘It’s hard to predict the future’: China, North Korea talks now only at work level, says former top Chinese diplomat

Dai Bingguo says Beijing, Pyongyang not holding top-level talks but China will not give up on six-party talks even after North Korea’s missile launches

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China’s former state councillor and top diplomat Dai Bingguo. Photo: Enoch Yiu
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China editor-at-large. She has been covering China news for the South China Morning Post for more than 20 years, most recently as China editor. As a Beijing correspondent, she reported on everything from the Sars outbreak in 2003 to the Lhasa riot and Beijing Olympics in 2008.