China says it’s time to act on North Korea disarmament talks

By Incorrect Author 12 October 2009

North Korea appears keen to improve ties with the US and major Asian neighbours and, perhaps, rejoin nuclear talks, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said, urging fellow leaders not to let the opportunity slip away. “We need to seize the opportunity and make the most of it,” he said. These remarks are the latest indication North Korea is shifting its position after pulling out of six-nation disarmament talks and conducting nuclear and missile tests. But the North says it first wants direct talks with the US before re-entering the multilateral negotiations. The North's nuclear programme was discussion topic number one as Wen, the new Japanese Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met in Beijing for the three nation’s annual summit.

Gallery

Support DAILY MAVERICK & get FREE UBER vouchers every month

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money, though not nearly as much as its absence can cost global community. No country can live and prosper without truth - that's why it matters.

Every Daily Maverick article and every Scorpio exposé is proof of our dedication to this unshakeable mission. Investing in our news media is by far the most effective investment into South Africa's future.

You can support Independent and Investigative journalism by joining Maverick Insider. If you contribute R150 or more per month you will receive R100 back in UBER vouchers. EVERY MONTH until October 2019.

So, if you'd like to help and do something meaningful for yourself and your country, then sign up to become a Maverick Insider. Together we can Defend Truth.


MSHOLOZI’S LEGAL WOES

Litigious Zuma liable for R16m in fees

By Greg Nicolson

Tigers cannot purr.