The failure of the North Korea-US summit in Hanoi as an advantage for China, according to a South Korean official. Photo: AP

The good and the bad for China in a return to US-North Korea nuclear tensions

  • The failed Kim-Trump talks in Hanoi allow things to stay as they are, preserving China’s regional power
  • But security risks tied to North Korea’s nuclear weapons threaten Chinese interests
Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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The failure of the North Korea-US summit in Hanoi as an advantage for China, according to a South Korean official. Photo: AP
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing’s relations with Pyongyang have improved markedly in the last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s (right) four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping (left). Photo: Xinhua

Put Hanoi summit failure aside and plot path to nuclear-free Korean peninsula, China tells Trump and Kim

  • China’s top diplomat says achievable goals and breaking the cycle of mistrust are key to solving decades-old problem
Topic |   Two Sessions 2019 (Lianghui)

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says Beijing’s relations with Pyongyang have improved markedly in the last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s (right) four meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping (left). Photo: Xinhua
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