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Study Times: “No Political and Security Conditions for North Korea to Give up Their Nuclear Weapons”

Study Times, the newspaper that the Party School of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party runs, published an article about restarting the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear weapons program. The article criticized the “passive attitude” of the United States, Japan, and South Korea toward China’s effort to resume the meetings. According to the article, there are currently no political or security conditions for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. “Even if North Korea abandoned its nuclear weapons program, the United States would not stand down from the pace at which it is returning to East Asia. Instead, it (a North Korea without nuclear weapons) would cause the U.S. to speed up its strategic advance."

The prerequisite for solving the North Korean nuclear weapons problem, the article asserted, is for there to be an official end to the Korean War and to let the DPRK and the U.S. sign a friendly peace treaty. Under the protection of International law, North Korea would have a stronger ability to resist U.S. hegemonism. The article further listed four conditions that the United States and other relevant countries must provide before there can be a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Source: Study Times, October 28, 2013