In this WSJ article, Chun Seong-whun (a former South Korean national-security official) is quoted saying
“Making compromises is a Western concept. North Korea has long exploited that.”
Is it true that making compromises is a Western concept? If so, what is an alternative method used to negotiate in non-Western countries?
Anecdotal evidence is interesting, but I'd be especially happy for additional resources to read and statistically relevant evidence, assuming it exists.