A North Korean television presenter announces the test launch of the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo: KRT
Zha Daojiong
Opinion

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Quick Take by Zha Daojiong

Is US ignorant of the limits of Chinese influence over North Korea?

The US president’s demands that Beijing rein in its neighbour overestimate its influence and help Pyongyang drive a wedge between China and America

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A North Korean television presenter announces the test launch of the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile. Photo: KRT
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Zha Daojiong

Zha Daojiong

Zha Daojiong is a professor at the School of International Studies, Peking University. His areas of expertise include the politics of China’s international economic relations, particularly the fields of energy and natural resources, development aid and the economics-political nexus in the Asia-Pacific region.