Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, December 31, 2010

"Chimerica" Save North Korea-VI

It is unusual that Kim Jon-il visited China twice within a year. On 27 August, Kim met the Chinese leader in Changchun, China. According to a Chinese newspaper published in Washington D.C., on his last visit Kim asked for a Chinese fighter-jet (J-10) for free. Hu Jintao rejected Kim’s request. Then, Kim cut off his trip short, returning to North Korea. Many western media, as well as Korean and Japanese newspapers reported that Kim requested Beijing’s recognition of the next North Korean next leader. The fact of the matter is that China will not interfere in North Korean domestic affairs. Taking a look at the Liuqiu Kingdom's case, Liuqiu (Ryukyu in Japanese) had relations for more than 500 years with the Chinese dynasties, yet the Chinese rulers had never cared who the next king of the Liuqiu Kingdom would be. Most TV commentators and newspaper analysts should study Chinese history before speaking out in the public regarding Chinese foreign policy.
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