Influence game: Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. With tensions easing over North Korea, Beijing is likely to focus on how to set up a mechanism to manage its conflicts with Washington. Photo: AFP

How China is using North Korea in its long game against America

As Beijing worries about a power shift, it’s expected to play a key role providing backing for Pyongyang and helping it to emerge from economic isolation

Topic |   Trump-Kim summit

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Influence game: Kim Jong-un, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump. With tensions easing over North Korea, Beijing is likely to focus on how to set up a mechanism to manage its conflicts with Washington. Photo: AFP
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