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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on December 1st, 2010
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

The only solution to the North Korean runaway politics is reunification with acceptance of North Korea elements in the united government. Former US President Carter calls for negotiations. So far none of the non-Koreans was ready to buy this idea – but thanks to the WikiLeaks we learn now that China might accept reunification as a way out from its seemingly unneeded headache.

What will be then the position of the other powers involved in the region?

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2010?12/01/
China open to unified Korea, leaked note says.
By Christian Oliver,Geoff Dyer in Seoul, in Beijing

Chinese officials have told international counterparts Beijing could ultimately accept a Korean peninsula unified under Seoul’s control, according to leaked US diplomatic dispatches.

Reports published on the WikiLeaks website on Tuesday counter the perception that China’s defence of the status quo on the Korean peninsula is absolute in spite of Beijing’s refusal to condemn Pyongyang for shelling a South Korean island last week and sinking one of Seoul’s warships in March.

In a diplomatic cable earlier this year, Chun Yung-woo, then South Korea’s vice-foreign minister, told the US ambassador to Seoul that Chinese officials had assured him North Korea “now had little value to China as a buffer.

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