China says Kim Jong Un’s concerns about the US should be taken seriously. by Joe Biden
Following Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s announcement that he was prepared for either diplomacy or warfare, China has urged US President Joe Biden to consider North Korea’s concerns about US policy toward the country.
With the potential peace process pursued by the previous US administration and its South Korean counterpart all but collapsed as North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), retreated from the frozen framework, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a press conference Friday that “the situation on the Korean Peninsula is at a critical stage.”
“All relevant parties must work together to maintain stability and foster dialogue,” Zhao stated. “The DPRK side’s valid and reasonable concerns should be valued and accommodated.”
He expressed Beijing’s hope that all parties involved, particularly Pyongyang and Washington, would strive for a long-term, practical solution while North Korea clung to nuclear weapons it considered crucial for its existence.
“We encourage all parties to be actively dedicated to the two major goals of establishing a peace mechanism on the peninsula and denuclearization of the peninsula, and to figure out a practical roadmap for doing so,” Zhao added. “We believe the DPRK and the US can meet halfway, sincerely accept each other’s legitimate concerns on the basis of mutual respect, and support a political solution to the peninsula issue.”
Kim’s newest remarks, which came out of the third plenary meeting of the 8th Central Committee of his ruling Korean Workers’ Party, were made a day before the remarks (WPK). Kim had “made a detailed analysis of the policy tendency of the newly emerged US administration toward our Republic and clarified appropriate strategic and tactical counteraction and the direction of activities to be maintained in the relations with the US in the days ahead,” according to the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
“The General Secretary emphasized the importance of preparing for both dialogue and confrontation,” according to the report, “particularly to fully prepare for confrontation in order to protect our state’s dignity and interests for independent development, as well as to reliably guarantee the peaceful environment and. This is a condensed version of the information.