Opinion: Don’t trust China to stop N. Korea

May 9, 2017

Following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the United States in early April, there is new hope that China will join efforts to crack down on North Korea’s nuclear program. While the Chinese have acted to halt North Korean coal imports temporarily and the Trump administration has struck a conciliatory tone with China to gain further cooperation, the United States should be under no illusions that China will readily change its longstanding support of North Korea.