Mher D. Sahakyan
CHINA’S POLICY ON THE DPRK’S NUCLEAR ISSUE: COOPERATION AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH THE US AND RUSSIA
Abstract: This article focuses on China’s policy, cooperation and disagreements with Washington and Moscow on the DPRK’s nuclear issue. Section 1 and 2 give an analysis of the background of developments surrounding the DPRK’s nuclear issue and the Chinese position in detail. Section 3 covers China’s cooperation and disagreements with the US on this issue. From China’s perspective, “no problems in the region will eliminate US interference in regional affairs.” Section 4 covers China-Russia cooperation regarding the DPRK’s nuclear issue. The arguments are the following: Moscow and Beijing maintain pressure on the DPRK but only to the extent that its political system does not collapse. The Russian-Chinese united resistance against the DPRK’s nuclear tests is that that after its tests and missile launches, the US increased its military involvement in the Far East. In conclusion, the author gives recommendation on a possible way to solve the DPRK’s nuclear issue, which poses a threat to international security.
Key words: China’s Policy in the UNSC; The DPRK’s Nuclear Issue; UNSC
Resolutions; Nuclear Proliferation; China-US Contradictions in the UNSC; China-
Russia Cooperation in the UNSC.
Moscow University Bulletin. Series 13. Oriental Studies, No. 1, 2017
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