The summit marks the first meeting between Korean leaders in more than a decade. This meeting between North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has eased international tensions in the past year. In recent years, North Korea’s continuous nuclear tests have caused unprecedented tension in the global situation. Relations between the United States and North Korea have been arrogant and China is in an embarrassing situation.
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un sudden visit to China and the summit with South Korea’s president may change the situation across the entire peninsula in the future. Need to continue take attention and focus on the impact of these moves by North Korea on US, China.
The United States was the dominant player of the Korean War. The United States and South Korea’s military alliance has a total of 28,000 American troops stationed in South Korea. If the two Koreas truly reach a peace agreement, will the American troops reduction or withdraw from South Korea? This is a big event.
The strong forces in the United States continued to exert pressure, resulting in the two-South Korea summit. North Korea intends to denuclearize; in addition, not rely on China which rather directly takes the position of one country and diplomatic breakthroughs turn to the United States.
"One Belt and One Road" strategy seems to link China with the Eurasian continent. This strategy will be implemented between North and South Korea.
The peace agreement between the two Koreas will inevitably require Beijing endorsement. The extent of its support and influence is an extremely important challenge. The difficulty of signing a four-nation peace agreement between China, the United States, South Korea and the DPRK is even more difficult.
If North Korea reunified by South Korea can be achieved, the U.S. threat to China will increase significantly. The progress of the two Koreas will inevitably involve neighboring countries. The most influential one is China. Once North Korea breaks away from the Chinese protection circle, China will also lose its buffering country in Northeast Asia and will face the U.S. forces more directly. However, all the prerequisites are established. While Kim Jong-un does intend to go nuclear and is really willing to accept US supervision, it is difficult to imagine these two points in the short term.
The two Koreas finally broke the ice, but because of the long-term problem, it is not easy to resolve; however, at least it’s a good start.
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