Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un chat during a meeting in Beijing in June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Donald Kirk
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Donald Kirk

As China feuds with the US, don’t expect it to encourage better behaviour from North Korea

  • Donald Kirk says despite hopes that China will encourage Kim Jong-un to seek a detente, what Beijing really wants is to make life difficult for Washington as the trade war and Huawei case drag on

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un chat during a meeting in Beijing in June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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