lørdag 29. april 2017

China is squeezing North Korea - but not too hard

President Trump wants China to pressure North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. But will Beijing play ball? China wields huge influence over the North Korean economy, accounting for more than 80% of its smaller neighbor's foreign trade and serving as its main gateway to the rest of the world. "China is very much the economic lifeline to North Korea so, while nothing is easy, if they want to solve the North Korean problem, they will," Trump tweeted on Friday. He spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping by phone late Sunday. Read more