CONVO: China, North Korea, and the Nuclear Crisis
Date(s) - 02/26/2018
Young Hall - Auditorium (Room 113)
Dealing with an Unruly Ally: China, North Korea, and the Nuclear Crisis
Dr. Michael Chambers, professor of political science at Indiana State University, will discuss the interesting and complicated relationship between China and North Korea. In the 1950s, thousands of Chinese “volunteers” died protecting North Korea during the Korean War, and these allies have described their friendship as being “as close as lips and teeth.” More recently, China has come to view its neighbor as unruly, even going so far as to vote in favor of United Nations sanctions on North Korea as punishment for their nuclear weapons tests. In light of increasing U.S. pressure on China and rumors of a preemptive strike on North Korea, this talk explores China’s impact on the prospects for a peaceful resolution to the North Korean nuclear crisis.
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC