China may have been caught off guard by the Kim-Trump summit, but it has a huge stake in the region’s stability, and its role in matters related to the Korean peninsula remains unparalleled. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Why China won’t be sidelined in North Korean affairs 

Peter J. Li says China’s dominance in North Korea’s economy and security matters is unparalleled and Kim Jong-un knows it. For its part, Beijing won’t easily give up its influence, given Pyongyang’s strategic importance

Topic |   North Korea

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China may have been caught off guard by the Kim-Trump summit, but it has a huge stake in the region’s stability, and its role in matters related to the Korean peninsula remains unparalleled. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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