Follow us on TWITTER: twitter.com Become a Fan on FACEBOOK: on.fb.me North and South Koreas held a talk at DMZ on Feb. 8. This is the 1st talk since North Korean shelling on South Korea's Yeonpyeong Island, in Nov 2010. President Lee Myung-bak said, if N. Korea is sincere an inter-Korean summit could be held. Sino-Japan Diaoyu Island dispute is also easing. However, the dispute over the Four Northern Islands between Russia and Japan has again escalated. The events of Cheonan warship sinking and N. Korean shelling on Yeonpyeong island last year sparked high levels of tension on the Korean peninsula. South Korea held 48 large-scale military exercises in 2010, alongside the US aircraft carriers. Since the beginning of 2011, N. Korea expressed its willingness to quickly eliminate confrontation and restore dialogue. North, South Korea and the US all lowered their combat readiness levels. President Lee Myung-bak said, he believed peace on Korean Peninsula could be achieved in 2011. He said on Dec. 29, 2010 that denuclearization of the Peninsula could only be resolved by the 6-party talks. After the Sino-US summit, President Obama and Hu Jintao issued a joint statement on Jan. 19, expressing for the first time concerns about N. Korean concentrated uranium issues and supporting an inter-Korean dialogue. Prof. Cai Jian, an expert on Korea at Fudan University: Many believe that China and the US are behind North and South Koreas, so whether the two Koreas can improve their <b>...</b>
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