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N Korea issue cannot be outsourced

By Parris Chang 張旭成

Rightly or wrongly, Beijing is also counting on a potential ally to be elected South Korea’s new president on May 9, who might adopt a more benign policy toward North Korea, much different from the current caretaker regime.

Changes on the Korean Peninsula cannot be foreseen. The most important point to be made is that Trump should not outsource the North Korean problem to China, rather it should be solved with US resources.

Parris Chang is professor emeritus of political science at Pennsylvania State University and former deputy secretary-general of the National Security Council.

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