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Power games won't resolve peninsula issue

By Jin Qiangyi | China Daily | Updated: 2018-03-14 07:40

That US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet with Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong-un in May has raised hopes that tensions on the Korean Peninsula will be defused.

For the DPRK, years of harsh sanctions have created huge difficulties for its economy, so it participated in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to initiate a thaw in its relations with the Republic of Korea.

For Trump, who is facing all kinds of domestic problems, the proposed meeting offers an immediate chance to raise his ratings back home. Perhaps ROK special envoy Chung Eui-yong conveyed some key message during his visit to the US that prompted the US president to change his mind.

Power games won't resolve peninsula issue

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