The Quiet Diplomacy to Save the Olympics in a Nuclear Standoff

By Jane Perlez, Choe Sang-Huan and Rebecca R. Ruiz, The New York Times|Beijing | Feb 8, 2018

In late December, a group of teenagers from North Korea traveled to the Chinese city of Kunming to play in an obscure under-15 soccer tournament. On the field, under a wintry sun, they faced teams from China and South Korea. Off the field, there was an unusual spectator: Choi Moon-soon, the governor of the province in South Korea hosting the Winter Olympics.

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