China rebuffs Obama admin request to pressure N.Korea

While North and South Korea are in dispute, the Obama administration turns to China for help in diplomatic talks to prevent a military skirmish. This... More Below... Posted by on May 27th, 2010 and filed under News, Politics, World.

While North and South Korea are in dispute, the Obama administration turns to China for help in diplomatic talks to prevent a military skirmish. This move underlines the United State’s increasing dependence on one of the world’s communist country.

The Obama has been pressing for a UN sanctions resolution with the help of China against Iran, and now they are turning to China again to prevent the aggravation of the dispute regarding the sinking of a South Korean ship believed to be the work of North Korea. 46 South Koreans had died in the incident.

And wile China has eventually enlisted its help to the US regarding the sanctions on Iran, State Councilor Dai Bingguo calls on “relevant parties” to “calmly and properly handle the issue and avoid escalation of tension.”

Zhu Feng, and international security expert from Peking University said that this default response is expected.

“Beijing’s dilemma is that we always want to maintain an evenhanded policy on the two Koreas,” he said. “Beijing doesn’t want to pull the plug on North Korea.” Beijing, however, is of course sympathetic to the South Koreans for the incident.

Source: USA Today