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An Analysis Of China's Multilateral Diplomacy

Posted on:2011-10-17Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:Q S CuiFull Text:PDF
GTID:2166330338990380Subject:International relations
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Since the civil nuclear facilities in Yongbyon, North Korea were found by the French satellite in 1989, the North Korean nuclear issue has been one of the core topics of North Asia regional security problems in the next 20-year periods. China has experienced two significant policy changes on the DPRK nuclear issues. In the first Korean nuclear crisis in 1993, China has adopted the attitude of non-intervention and non-interference, tried to promote direct negotiations between the DPRK and the U.S. and achieve a peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue. The Geneva "framework agreement"reached by the two countries seems that the North Korean nuclear problem could be satisfactorily resolved. However, the second North Korean nuclear crisis broke out in 2003 and then the Korean peninsula got into a tense situation. The Bush administration's unilateral diplomacy, the strong needs of North Korea to maintain the Kim Jong-Il regime and national security, and ruling of new leaders and other factors have contributed to the change of China's foreign policy towards North Korea nuclear issue. After the first North Korea nuclear crisis, China has also recognized that they need multilateral diplomacy and multilateral mechanisms of treatment to solve these problems. In front of the complex conflicts of interest of all the parties, multilateral diplomacy will help reduce the possibility of military conflict in the region and reach the successfully solution to the nuclear problem. This can prevent North Korea's intention of destructing the nuclear framework agreement once again and access to trust of the Northeastern countries.After the second North Korea nuclear crisis, China has promoted multilateral foreign policy and hold a number of six-party talks. From China's own attitude change, we may found that the cognitions and judgments to the international situation by the CPC Central Committee and leaderships have caused the change of its own foreign policy strategy. From the end of the Cold War to the present, the change of CPC's views of Times has greatly affected the development of China's multilateral diplomacy. At the same time, a change in international situation is another major cause which affected the design of China's foreign policy. Therefore, through the analysis on the core motivation factors to six-party talks, we can understand the driving force of China's multilateral diplomacy and its impact.With the rapid economic growth, China's comprehensive national strength has been greatly enhanced; as a result, taking more and more multilateral diplomacy is an unavoidable reality. Among them, China's relations with the Korean Peninsula and China's foreign policy towards North Korea nuclear issue have special significance. Therefore, through the analysis of China's multilateral foreign policy on six-party talks in DPRK nuclear issues, we will better understand the motivation factors both home and abroad on the development multilateral diplomacy, and the correlation between China's national interests and its multilateral diplomacy.
Keywords/Search Tags:North Korea nuclear issue, Multilateral diplomacy, Foreign policy
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