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More like a provocation from the disinformation office of the Pentagon.
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm
Chinese officials speak after Guardian US embassy cables reveal Beijing is leaning towards acceptance of reunification under Seoul's control
Simon Tisdall guardian.co.uk,
Tuesday 30 November 2010
China supports the "independent and peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula in the long term" and cannot afford to give the North Korean regime the impression it has a blank cheque to act any way it wants, Chinese officials based in Europe said today.
The officials, who asked not to be identified, spoke after the Guardian reported that senior figures in Beijing, exasperated with North Korea acting like a "spoiled child", had told South Korean counterparts China was leaning towards acceptance of reunification under Seoul's control.
China's moves to distance itself from the North Korean regime were revealed in the latest tranche of leaked US embassy cables obtained by WikiLeaks and published yesterday by the Guardian and four international newspapers.
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm | World news | The Guardian
Julian Assange says WikiLeaks wants to expose China and Russia as much as US
In interview, Assange denies US focus and says WikiLeaks can be force for opening up closed countries like China and Russia
Jo Adetunji guardian.co.uk, Thursday 2 December 2010
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wanted to expose China's and Russia's secrets as much as those of the US, and believes Hillary Clinton should resign if she ordered diplomats to engage in espionage.
Julian Assange says WikiLeaks wants to expose China and Russia as much as US | World news | guardian.co.uk
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Julian Assange wined and dined at US Embassy
Julian Assange was a guest at a US Embassy cocktail party less than a year ago.
To the United States, Julian Assange may now be Public Enemy Number One. Some American politicians have even called for his execution.
But less than a year ago, the founder of WikiLeaks was officially entertained at a US Embassy cocktail party by one of the very diplomats whose secrets he would soon spill to the world.
At the reception, held at the US ambassador's residence in Reykjavik, Iceland, Mr Assange chatted with Sam Watson, the embassy's deputy chief of mission.
Julian Assange wined and dined at US Embassy - Telegraph