China would back a unified Korea if attained through peace, ambassador says


According to USA TODAY

China is open to a reunified Korean Peninsula — even if it is aligned with the West — as long as it is peaceful and does not threaten national security, China’s ambassador to Washington  told USA TODAY’s editorial board Tuesday.

Ambassador Cui Tiankai commented as North and South Korea this month began talking to each other, reducing tensions inflamed by an increased tempo of the North’s nuclear and missile tests, and by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s trading threats and insults.

Cui said China would support reunification if it is the will of the Korean people. “As long as it’s peaceful, it’s independent (and) by the Korean people, China will support it,” he said.