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originally posted by: paraphi
Er, China does not want democracy and success on its borders.
A reunified Korea is inevitable as the North will eventually collapse. It will either be killed off, or die. Unless China intervenes and occupies, which is possible and with precedent, the natural inheritor of North Korea is the South. The unification of Korea is a political goal in South Korea with significant and overwhelming popular support.
Korean Gov website
Unification is Korea's national goal. We hope to bring an end to the tragic 70-year division and usher in a new era of a unified Korea where the happiness of all the Korean people is ensured.
originally posted by: daaskapital
Not because it would 'act as an unwelcome focus on their oppressive dictatorship', to quote your words. They wouldn't want it because it would (theoretically) be a US supported economic and military powerhouse sitting on the border.