May 19, 2012

China's N. Korea Policy Makes No Sense

Cossa & Glosserman, Asia Times

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China's refusal to use its leverage as North Korea's friend and protector to halt its provocations strengthens the United States alliance system that Beijing considers a tool of encirclement. As Pyongyang blithely continues with missile launches and other acts that undermine China in the international arena, it seems hard to image a policy more damaging to Chinese national interests. - Ralph A Cossa and Brad Glosserman (May 18, '12)
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