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Donít rely on China: North Korea wonít kowtow to Beijing


October 29, 2017
By Katharine H.S. Moon

Those who want to end North Koreaís nuclear threats often point to China as the sole actor who could save the day by making Kim Jong-Un and his regime stand down. Beijing provides about 90 percent of imports that North Koreans rely on, mainly food and oil. So, the argument goes: China could significantly diminish those threats by shutting off its economic lifeline to North Korea.
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