North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre)  at an event celebrating the 74th anniversary of the founding of the country, in Pyongyang on September 8. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) at an event celebrating the 74th anniversary of the founding of the country, in Pyongyang on September 8. Photo: AFP
North Korea

China’s reaction to North Korea’s nuclear weapons first-use law tipped to be muted

  • Seoul and US react with standard rhetoric as North Korea passes law outlining scenarios for pre-emptive nuclear strikes if attacked
  • China will only harden its stance if it sees the possibility of offensive strikes, which is not indicated by the new law, says analyst at NUS

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre)  at an event celebrating the 74th anniversary of the founding of the country, in Pyongyang on September 8. Photo: AFP
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) at an event celebrating the 74th anniversary of the founding of the country, in Pyongyang on September 8. Photo: AFP
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