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The experts: North Korea's political course is not clear yet

2011-12-21 14:07

In recent days Chinese media has been writing about the inadmissibility of pressure on North Korea from the West in the transitional period after the death of supreme leader of the country. As reported by ITAR-TASS, in particular, this opinion is shared by the Beijing newspaper "Global Times", reflecting the views of official circles in China.

"Some states use the death of Kim Jong Il to put pressure on the North", the edition leads opinion of the expert of Liaoning Branch of the Academy of Social Sciences Liu Chao. "They are counting on changes in domestic and foreign policy of North Korea, but it is too early to judge what course the new leadership of North Korea will choose. The most important issue for this country at the moment - how to ensure a smooth transition of power", the expert said.

He also considers it unlikely the resume the six-party talks on Korean Peninsula nuclear issue shortly after the death of Kim Jong Il. "The U.S. and its allies can use this issue for further pressure on Pyongyang to force it to agree with their demands, but the increased pressure in the current sensitive period is very dangerous and such action would be unreasonable", the newspaper quoted the words of the expert.

In turn, the expert on the Korean Peninsula from China Association for the Study Asia Pacific Wang Linchan said: "North Korea is unlikely to carry out now a major shift in policy, or military maneuvers, because it needs the internal cohesion and stability", he believes, adding that in the future the new leadership of North Korea is likely to focus on economic development.

On the eve, RIA Novosti has already cited on its pages the opinion of Western experts on the possible political developments in North Korea after the death of its leader.

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