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Jia Qingguo, Dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University, says a chance of the U.S. striking North Korea first is increasing. (Photo by Oki Nagai)
Looking ahead 2018

Risk of US-North Korea clash increasing: China adviser Jia

China, South Korea, US yet to forge coordinated plan for crisis and aftermath

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BEIJING -- A moment of crisis on the Korean Peninsula is fast approaching, according to Jia Qingguo, dean of the School of International Studies at Peking University and an expert on Sino-U.S. relations. Jia, who also influences Chinese foreign policy, told The Nikkei that tensions between the U.S. and North Korea are reaching a fever pitch. But he also suggested the possibility of direct dialogue between the two countries. 

Q: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who began his second term as the country's leader in October, is calling for building a new type of international relations.

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