Monday, December 06, 2010

US & China presidents on hotline over Koreas

USA President Barack Obama and his counterpart in China , Hu Jintao have reportedly exchanged views - through telephone - on the current situation on the Korean Peninsula, which is admittedly tense following the sinking of ROK's warship Cheonan and also shelling of Yeonpyeong island by the DPRK that disputes ROK's territorial claim over the area. As Professor Dr . Lee Poh Ping reasons in an interview on the current development, it is more nuanced than a Cold War paradigm suggests as, among other geo-strategic factors, the balance of military forces in the region have evidently shifted since the Korean War in 1950-53. Also, it is obvious that Northeast Asia is more prosperous than in the early 1950s and the regional economies are far more interdependent.

Senior DPRK leader to visit Beijing tomorrow