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    North/South Korean relations and China’s role

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    Date(s) - 07/02/2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


    Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gong Ti Bei Lu, Beijing, China
    卢森堡驻华大使馆, 北京市朝阳区工体北路甲2号, 盈科中心B座1701室


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    With Pyongyang reported to be preparing to stage a military parade on February 8th, hours before the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, we ask Tong Zhao, from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center, to give us his assessment of current relations on the Korean peninsula and the prospects for a long-term thaw. Will the military parade, which North Korea says is timed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army, not to coincide with the Winter Olympics, destabilise the recent rapprochement between North and South Korea? How does China view the latest round of inter-Korean dialogue in the context of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions?
    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Tong Zhao is a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing. His research focuses on strategic security issues, including nuclear weapons policy, arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, space security, and China’s security and foreign policy. Previously at Harvard, he has held a number of other positions, including nonresident WSD-Handa fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS and working for the Office of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. He holds a PhD in science, technology, and international affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received a B.S. in physics and an M.A. in international relations from Tsinghua University.


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