North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits construction sites in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
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Abacus by Tom Holland

The real reason China won’t exert economic pressure on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thinks that if only he can enlist Beijing’s support, sanctions will compel Kim Jong-un to give up his nuclear arsenal – here’s why he’s wrong

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits construction sites in Pyongyang. Photo: AFP
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