Korea , North Korea
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Since the year 2000, the limitations and weaknesses which underlie China’s policy towards North Korea have gradually become evident.
First, North Korea’s reckless domestic and foreign policies, starving its citizens while threatening surrounding countries with nuclear weapons and missiles, have become a handicap to China’s own progress and its attempts to improve its position in the international community.
Due to China’s close relationship with North Korea, if the Kim Jong Il regime threatens surrounding countries with nuclear weapons and missiles, then there is the possibility of Beijing being held partly responsible.
When Kim Jong Il launches missiles and carries out nuclear tests, other countries demand that China persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, and if the North fails to return to the Six-Party Talks in the near future, then international society will expect China to put pressure on them to make it happen. Overall, the nuclear policy of the Kim Jong Il regime tends to preclude China from reaping any gains, and if Kim Jong Il continues to behave recklessly, then the resistance of surrounding countries can only increase, which will burden China yet further.
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