With theme of “Peace and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula – Chinese Perspectives”, Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and the Chinese People’s Federation for World Peace (CPFWP) cosponsored a special online webinar. The webinar is part of UPF’s Northeast Asia Peace Initiative, which brings together leading experts from a wide range of professional fields including government, academia, and civil society, to employ a “soft power” approach in exploring the prospects for improved relations between the two Koreas. The main goal of this initiative is to contribute to the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
The webinar held at zoom online on March 27, 2021, and there are four speakers who are invited. One of them is the director of center for Chinese Studies at the Sejong Institute in Seoul, Prof. Lee Seong-hyon speaks on the topic of “China and North Korea – a Family Relationship”. Based on the close relationship between China and North Korea, Prof. Lee mentioned that although Kim Jung Un and Xi Jing Ping describe their close relationship like family between the two countries. Somehow, China does have a certain influence on North Korea on economics and politics.
The executive deputy dean of the XIPU New Era Development Research Institute China, Prof. Bo Zhiyue who speaks on the topic of ” What is an Ideal situation on the Korean Peninsula for China?” used political science perspective, show a two-dimension diagram of North Korea’s relationship with China and without or with a nuclear weapon gives an interesting view for the audience. Founding chairman of Chinese Sun Tzu Art and Research Institute, Gen. Fu Wei-ku speaks about “A Chinese view on the reunification of North and South Korea” while Chairman of Washington Times in Washington D.C., Dr. Thomas McDevitt talks about “Towards an Enlightened Grand strategy for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula at the gateway for an Asian Pacific American Century”.