US Vice-President Mike Pence meets acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn in Seoul on April 17. Photo: Xinhua

Why US trade deficit with China, South Korea and Japan must be making Pyongyang very happy

Donald Kirk says the US’ need for teamwork to tackle North Korea tempers its ability to exert pressure over the billions of dollars in trade deficits, a preoccupation that leaves the regime free to pursue its weapons programme

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US Vice-President Mike Pence meets acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn in Seoul on April 17. Photo: Xinhua
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