January 13, 2014

Why Does China Coddle North Korea?

Jonathan Pollack, New York Times

The Associated Press

A month after the execution of Jang Song-thaek, widely viewed as North Korea's second-most-powerful leader, China remains stymied in relations with its reclusive, defiant neighbor. This is not a new story. Though few in Beijing are prepared to admit it, China's policies toward North Korea have long been a conspicuous failure.

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