Hillary Presses Reform in N. Korea
t’s time for a change of heart in North Korea, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday in prepared remarks for her final meeting in Beijing. Stressing areas where the two countries can cooperate even as they tussle over the status of activist Chen Guangcheng, Clinton said the “new leadership in Pyongyang still has the opportunity to change course and put their people first.” China has a role to play in nudging the reclusive country into the international sphere, Clinton said, especially in pressuring the country to abandon its nuclear ambitions. The United States can work with the leaders of North Korea if they focus on “feeding and educating their citizens,” Clinton said.
May 8, 2012 10:03 AM