Geoffrey CainApril 19, 2013 05:01
SEOUL — China has uncomfortably backed North Korea since the 1950s, at times treating South Korea as a direct enemy and, more recently, a wary and reserved trading partner. But this time around, are Beijing and Seoul on the verge of a honeymoon in the face of Pyongyang’s war threats? It’s possible. Behind the scenes, Seoul has been carving out the beginnings of a grander, longer-term strategy to deal with a militant North Korea, say analysts.