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China, SK united over Korean Peninsula peace

(Shanghai Daily)

08:56, January 10, 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao (left) walks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as they inspect a guard of honor during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Lee is on a three-day state visit to China. The presidents agreed to work together to achieve peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in their first summit since Kim Jong Il's death opened the chance for major changes in North Korea. Hu told Lee China is willing to make "unremitting efforts" to safeguard peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and support the improvement of relations through dialogue between North Korea and South Korea.

THE presidents of China and South Korea yesterday agreed to work together to achieve peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula in their first summit since Kim Jong Il's death opened the chance for major changes in North Korea.

Chinese President Hu Jintao and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak exchanged "candid views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula which has recently faced a crucial moment" and agreed to work together to achieve peace and stability there, South Korea's presidential Blue House said in a statement.

Hu told Lee that China was willing to make "unremitting efforts" to safeguard peace and stability between the Koreas.

The two leaders also agreed to begin domestic procedures needed to start negotiations on a free trade agreement, the Blue House said.

They also agreed to learn from a recent "unfortunate" fishing incident to prevent any repeat in the future, the statement said, an apparent reference to a Chinese boat captain who allegedly fatally stabbed a South Korean coast guard officer last month.

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McCarthy at 2012-01-10206.125.64.*
Excuse me but where is the DPRK at this love fest? How can China or the ROK achieve stability without a major player? Also did China mention the US destabilizing role by sticking it's evil nose in everyones business? What about US nuclear weapons in the ROK and on ships hovering around the area. What about an end to the Korean war of the 1950's? When is a peace treaty going to be signed? The US is the main threat to peace and security, they will never end the Korean war and the ROK gets their marching orders from the White House not from what goes on in the Blue House.
  

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