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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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.