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Chinese navy rescued Korean ship from pirates
BEIJING — A South Korean cargo vessel, which was being chased by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, was rescued by the Chinese navy, China’s state media said.
China suffering national identity crisis
BEIJING _ China is going through national identity crisis, not sure about its newly found global role and therefore hesitant to take up more global responsibility, according to Zheng Yongnian, director of the National University of Singapore's East Asian Institute.
Seoul should have realistic expectation from Beijing
BEIJING — “The Cheonan and Yeonpyeong incidents revealed how China really sees the Korean Peninsula,” said Shin Young-soo, a well-known China expert who has lived in China for nearly two decades.
China cut off oil to stop N. Korea from retaliating against South
BEIJING ― China cut off oil supplies to North Korea following the North’s shelling of Yeonpyeong Island to prevent Pyongyang from carrying out its threats to retaliate against the South, a Japanese expert on North Korea said.
Did media generate misunderstanding between Seoul, Beijing?
BEIJING — If media reports are correct, the current relationship between China and South Korea is the “worst ever” since they established diplomatic ties in 1992. And the media is part of the problem, according to Huang Youfu, director of the Institute of Korean Studies at Minzu University of China.
Choosing US, China needs not be a zero-sum game for Seoul
BEIJING _ Meet Prof. Han Suk-hee at Yonsei University and Prof. Kim Heung-kyu of Sungshin Women's University.
What’s wrong with Seoul-Beijing ties?
BEIJING — “South Korea has been deeply frustrated with China while dealing with the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong incidents,” observed Professor Zhao Huji, an expert on Korean affairs at the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Predicting North Korea’s next move
BEIJING — In diplomatic equations, North Korea is a tricky “variable” to predict. It is an oddball that can jump in any three-dimensional direction. Guessing North Korea’s moves and acting on a preset scenario could be risky.
How should S. Korea respond to North?
BEIJING — The volatile inter-Korean situation warrants the two countries establishing a means of communication to prevent miscalculations, and the longer the tensions persist the bigger the potential for these, said John Swenson-Wright of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a think tank on international affairs in the United Kingdom, commonly known as “Chatham...
Chinas bloggers show different views
BEIJING _ Since North Korea’s artillery shelling earlier last week, Chinese bloggers have been voicing their views on the matter. Unlike the state-controlled media outlets that invariably reflect the Beijing government’s angle, the Internet reveals a much more diverse spectrum of views.
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