Politics China: Biden should seek diplomacy with North Korea, not 'extreme pressure'
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China's ambassador to the United Nations said Monday that the Biden administration should focus on diplomacy rather than "extreme pressure" with North Korea.
"All efforts should go along the direction of resuming dialogue, making more efforts, walking towards each other instead of walking against each other," U.N. ambassador Zhang Jun said, the Associated Press .
"Otherwise, I do not see any possibility of finding a lasting, sustaining solution simply by exercising pressure," whether "it's extreme pressure or light pressure," he added.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s leader said Monday he’ll use his upcoming summit with President Joe Biden to push to restart diplomacy with North Korea, saying that Biden favors a diplomatic, phased approach to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. The White House recently said officials completed a review of North Korea policy and suggested the Biden administration would seek a middle ground between Donald Trump’s “grand bargain” and Barack Obama’s “strategic patience” approaches as a way to curb the North’s nuclear ambitions.
The Biden administration recently finished its toward North Korea but did not release details on its plans for moving forward besides stating there will be a "calibrated, practical approach" to denuclearize the country.
"Without tackling the security and the peace issue properly, definitely we do not have the right environment for our efforts for the denuclearization," Zhang said about the U.S. policy review.
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China has imposed some sanctions on North Korea but is advocating for the UN Security Council to lift some of its sanctions against the country, according to the AP.
"At a certain stage, timely adjustment [of sanctions] will really produce good results with the creation of more favorable environment for the tackling of this issue," Zhang said Monday.
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