Friday, April 30, 2010

South And North Korean Officials Meet Seperately With China's President

Photo from Korea Times

South Korea's Lee Talks Security Risks With Chinese Leader -- Washington Post/Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak held talks with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao in Shanghai on Friday that touched on security risks caused by the North's suspected attack on a warship from the South.

China, the reclusive and impoverished North's biggest benefactor with the most influence in Pyongyang, wants to prevent further tensions that increase the chances of war but is not about to punish its neighbor, analysts said.

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More News on South And North Korea Meeting With China's Officials

China president meets leaders of 2 Koreas amid crisis over sinking of South's naval ship -- Today Online
South Korea & China Discuss Naval Disaster of Cheonan -- Arirang
Chinese President offers condolences -- Korea Times
N. Korean Denial on Sunken Ship Clouds Lee-Hu Meeting -- Bloomberg Businessweek
North Korea's No. 2 Official Meets With China's President -- Global Security Newswire

My Comment: Both China and South Korea have little (if any) influence over North Korea. I expect nothing to come from these talks .... but I do expect excellent photo ops.

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