In a bid to maintain its profile on the North Korea nuclear issue, China has named veteran diplomat Ning Fukui as its deputy special representative for Korean affairs, sources said. Photo: EPA-EFE

Chinese diplomat gets key role on North Korean issues as Beijing fights to remain relevant

Ning Fukui, a former ambassador to South Korea and one of China’s representatives at the four- and six-party nuclear talks, joined foreign ministry this month

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In a bid to maintain its profile on the North Korea nuclear issue, China has named veteran diplomat Ning Fukui as its deputy special representative for Korean affairs, sources said. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.