North Korean soldiers stand guard at the joint security area in the demilitarised zone in Panmunjom. China could take a greater role in peace talks. Photo: EPA-EFE

China may seek to end US military presence in Korean peninsula after South opens door to greater role for Beijing in peace talks

South Korean shift to allow China a greater role in peace talks could give Beijing a better chance of securing its own interests by weakening US alliances

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North Korean soldiers stand guard at the joint security area in the demilitarised zone in Panmunjom. China could take a greater role in peace talks. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.