April 11, 2012
China's Test Is to Stop North Korea
Carl Ungerer, The Australian
As chair of the six-party talks, China has, on occasion, demonstrated a greater willingness to push Pyongyang in the direction of denuclearisation within China's orbit. But the recent inability to force North Korea back to the negotiating table or to extract significant concessions on the missile and nuclear programs suggests that China's influence is limited and waning.
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