EDITORIAL

Tuberculosis in North Korea

Science  21 Jan 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6015, pp. 263
DOI: 10.1126/science.1201892

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Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are high. How South Korea, the United States, and other countries, including China, engage North Korea remains a sensitive issue, as policies tying aid to denuclearization are debated. This month, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and China have been discussing the situation, including a meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and U.S. President Obama in Washington. These conversations, focused on conventional security concerns, would benefit from the articulation of mutual humanitarian goals.