A file picture of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in a training exercise with Japanese naval vessels last month. The US carrier and a strike group has now been deployed to waters off the Korean peninsula. Photo: EPA

China’s nuclear get-out clause over defence of North Korea

Beijing not obliged to defend Pyongyang as its development of nuclear weapons breaches mutual defence pact, experts say as US warns it may launch strike against North

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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A file picture of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in a training exercise with Japanese naval vessels last month. The US carrier and a strike group has now been deployed to waters off the Korean peninsula. Photo: EPA
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