North Korea’s enduring importance in China’s security interests in the post-Cold War era

Russell Ong

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The changes brought about by the end of the Cold War, which include China normalising its relations with South Korea in 1992, indicate to many that North Korea's importance to China was declining. This article argues that contrary to conventional belief, North Korea remains vital to China's security interests.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
Number of pages18
JournalAsian Journal of Political Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Cold War
  • China
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • international security
  • politics

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