North Korea

    China is pushing for the resumption of six-party talks aimed at maintaining peace and security in the Korean Peninsula. China said North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is on board for the talks, The Washington Post reports. The country has also sent representatives to Japan, South Korea and the U.S. to encourage said countries to join the talks. The Post says this would likely be similar to six-party talks started seven years ago to bring an end to North Korea’s nuclear initiative that still exist today. The Post says China is proposing a three-step process, which would commence with bilateral talks between the U.S. and North Korea, followed by a meeting of nuclear leaders from the six countries involved. The process will conclude with the resumption of full-fledged talks between the six countries, namely North Korea, South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the U.S.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.