China chooses its own pace – Antoaneta Bezlova

From Asia Times:

China might be North Korea’s largest trade and economic partner, but expectations that Beijing would exert influence over the reclusive regime of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and succeed in persuading him to abandon his nuclear ambitions are misplaced, observers say.

This is not the least because of China’s own agenda with Pyongyang that doesn’t always dovetail with the goals of the international community. [Full text]

Read official Chinese press reports on the current North Korea situation, via Google News. See also previous CDT coverage of China – .

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