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Quick stop to good progress in N.Korea

(Global Times)

08:49, March 31, 2012

Photo released by Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 15, 2012 shows leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un (Front) inspects a combined strike drill of the three services of the Korean People's Army. Photo:

The US has suspended its planned food aid to North Korea as Pyongyang has firmly stuck to its plan of launching a satellite. China is expressing its concern over such a reversal to the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

The situation changes quickly and a rise in tensions is becoming ever more likely. There is no real beneficiary here. If we take the economic development and livelihood level in Northeast Asia as a yardstick, North Korea undoubtedly suffers the biggest loss from the nuclear issue.

North Korea is an important country to China. China can understand its dilemma between the nuclear issue and launching this carrier rocket. China believes that the leadership of North Korea is hoping to lead the country to prosperity.

Developing nuclear weapons and launching satellites are beyond North Korea's national strength. North Korea withstands the pressure from South Korea, the US and Japan and skillfully finds its own strategic space. It has shown unusual diplomatic skills. But North Korea is still in a very difficult spot. There are many obstacles ahead if it wants to reverse its passive situation in Northeast Asia through its current approach. Pyongyang may believe strategic nuclear missiles are a fundamental guarantee for the country's security and that this will bring new attitudes toward it internationally. This is wrong.

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PD User at 2012-04-1275.33.217.*
poor north korea. south korea hasnt shelled the north or sank any of it ships. to starve your people to feed the army is shameful. How about a united, nuclear free korea with the US troops gone. Time to cut your cancer China.
mad baby at 2012-04-03116.203.204.*
i am mad baby with age 1 day.
helen at 2012-04-01175.136.85.*
The United States is never genuinely interested in helping others if they do not submit to US Global Tyranny. For the US, "regime change" is the answer for sovereign nations is its never ending agenda.Politics in the US is completely militarised and they will continue their mischiefs around the World.
Ron at 2012-04-01113.231.241.*
Canada- If it was not for the U.S. you would be speaking Russian right now. The USSR would have crossed the Bering Strait and made Canada a satellite state. If you love North Korea so much why don"t you move there.

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