Chinese Regime Proposes ‘Six-Party Talks’ Meeting Following Korean Tensions
The Chinese regime is trying to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, after North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island last week, killing two South Korean soldiers and two civilians. Amid fears that war could break out, now the Chinese regime is proposing an emergency meeting with members of the six-party talks.
The Chinese regime is North Korea’s largest trading partner. It provides the main source of food, arms and fuel for Kim Jong Il’s regime. Chinese leaders are also involved in diplomatic talks with South Korea, putting the country in a prime position to intervene.
A South Korean destroyer and U.S. aircraft carrier took position in the Yellow Sea on Sunday, for joint military exercises until Wednesday. The North warned that it will be “merciless,” if the drill moves too close to its waters.
The six-party talks aim to find a resolution to North Korea’s nuclear program, but have been stalled since the North pulled out in April last year. Chinese officials say the proposed emergency meeting would not mean a resumption of the talks.