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特朗普取消,中国赢

伦敦—美国总统特朗普突然决定取消原计划在6月12日举行的与金正恩的峰会,这堪称对朝鲜领导人的外交政变,甚至是中国的大获全胜。在短短几个月里,金正恩的形象从国际贱民一下跃升为受挫的和平缔造者。

金正恩简直不敢想象还能取得更大的成功。在面临美国空袭和收紧经济制裁(甚至包括邻国和理所当然的盟国中国)威胁的情况下,朝鲜赢得了拥核国家地位。现在,它甚至站上了道德高地。毕竟,是金正恩首先提出了与美国进行历史性双边峰会的概念,如今,他抛出的示好信号被特朗普先接受后拒绝。

平心而论,东亚国家都没有对金正恩的改变抱有幻想。他仍然是残暴的独裁者,是地区和平的潜在威胁。但到目前为止,所有朝鲜邻国——日本、韩国、中国和俄罗斯——都发现他的外交战略变得比美国更加可预测甚至可信了。

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