onsdag 26. juli 2017

Why Won’t China Help With North Korea? Remember 1956

President Donald J. Trump’s short-lived honeymoon with Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping is over. On June 29, the U.S. imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese shipping company, and two Chinese nationals, all accused of helping North Korea evade the international sanctions regime. “So much for China working with us,” Trump tweeted on July 5, “but we had to give it a try!” And after meeting the newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late June, Trump announced he had no more “patience” for North Korea, promising a “determined response.” The Administration’s pressure on China is a part of this response, and it has already triggered an angry reaction in Beijing, which called on the United States to “stop wrongful actions” that could hurt Sino-American relations.