World Ch. Schedule : TUE 20:30 KST
* Date : 2021-06-29
N. Korea has released back-to-back statements rejecting the U.S. offer for dialogue without any preconditions. In response, Washington stated that it remains open for diplomacy and reaffirmed its stance of hope that N. Korea would positively respond to its proposal. Meanwhile, N. Korea is making a concerted effort to solidify its ties with China. N. Korea’s ambassador to China and China’s ambassador to N. Korea have each written a contributory op-ed article, calling for closer cooperation, for each other’s ruling party newspapers on the same day to mark the second anniversary of the reciprocal visit of Kim Jong-un and Xi Jin-ping. We invite experts to analyze what N. Korea intends to achieve by refusing the U.S. engagement efforts and siding with China.