Experts Say

Why Relying on China to Stop North Korea May Not Work

The New York Times
November 8, 2017
By Mark Landler and Jane Perlez

President Trump has often said he is counting on Xi Jinping to do the right thing with North Korea, alternately praising and prodding the Chinese leader about enforcing tougher sanctions, and even holding off on his campaign promises to get tough on trade in the hope Mr. Xi follows through. To his frustration, however, Mr. Xi has proved adept at taking incremental steps while always stopping short of the more punishing measures that the White House believes would truly threaten the North Korean regime and force it to scrap its nuclear arsenal.
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