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This study examines China’s relations with the Korean peninsula by focusing on the issues of Korea peace and unification process. After a brief review of historical legacy, it looks closely at Beijing’s attitudes towards Korean unification and peace process, the changing priorities in Chinese foreign policy, balance of power and community-building in the region, and decline of ideology and personal ties in Beijing’s foreign policy considerations. It also analyzes Korean minorities in China and Beijing’s diplomatic dilemma created by the issue of North Korean refugees. The conclusion section summarizes Beijing’s major concerns towards the Korean Peninsula and future directions of Sino-Korean relations.