having spent a number of years living in asia, that they would tell you what you want to hear is not at all unusual
frequently, that is done to allow parties to save face
actually, i would want you to be correct in this instance
and i did not see the fall of the berlin wall until it was happening
but if i were forced to bet, would not wager any money on a korean reunification in my lifetime, nor my kids'
i am still inclined to believe you are engaged in wishful thinking