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What Does a Trump-Kim Meeting Mean for China?
March 11, 2018
What Does a Trump-Kim Meeting Mean for China?
Despite relief that war seems less likely, there are concerns about China’s lack of input in the current round of diplomacy.
What Does a Trump-Kim Meeting Mean for China?
North Korea: China's Unwelcome Mirror
January 25, 2018
North Korea: China's Unwelcome Mirror
The unspoken reason China is reluctant to act against North Korea: Beijing sees echoes of itself in Pyongyang.
North Korea: China's Unwelcome Mirror
China's Approach to North Korea Sanctions
January 10, 2018
China's Approach to North Korea Sanctions
China isn't abandoning North Korea; rather, it wants to reset the relationship on Beijing's terms.
China's Approach to North Korea Sanctions
China to Send Special Envoy on Korean Affairs to Seoul
January 05, 2018
China to Send Special Envoy on Korean Affairs to Seoul
The development comes immediately after Kim Jong-un reopened a hotline with South Korea.
China to Send Special Envoy on Korean Affairs to Seoul
China's November Customs Data and North Korean Sanctions Enforcement
December 27, 2017
China's November Customs Data and North Korean Sanctions Enforcement
New Chinese customs data shows no oil exports in November 2017, but how much does that really tell us?
China's November Customs Data and North Korean Sanctions Enforcement
December 2017 Sanctions on North Korea: Business as Usual?
December 26, 2017
December 2017 Sanctions on North Korea: Business as Usual?
New sanctions are unlikely to significantly change the status quo on the Korean Peninsula.
December 2017 Sanctions on North Korea: Business as Usual?
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
December 18, 2017
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
A look at the geopolitical drivers of policy in North Korea, China, and elsewhere.
The North Korea Crisis in Regional Context
China Once Again Urges South Korea to ‘Properly Handle’ THAAD Issue
November 24, 2017
China Once Again Urges South Korea to ‘Properly Handle’ THAAD Issue
Both countries’ foreign ministers met in Beijing, paving the way for the South Korean president’s first visit to China.
China Once Again Urges South Korea to ‘Properly Handle’ THAAD Issue
China's North Korea Debate: Redrawing the Red Line
November 22, 2017
China's North Korea Debate: Redrawing the Red Line
What a public feud between two academics tells us about Beijing's approach to North Korea.
China's North Korea Debate: Redrawing the Red Line
South Korean Foreign Minister to Visit Beijing After China Envoy's North Korea Visit
November 21, 2017
South Korean Foreign Minister to Visit Beijing After China Envoy's North Korea Visit
China’s special envoy just wrapped up his visit to North Korea.
South Korean Foreign Minister to Visit Beijing After China Envoy's North Korea Visit
China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea
November 16, 2017
China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea
China says the main task of the envoy is to give North Korea a briefing on China’s 19th Party Congress.
China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea
What North Korea Learned From the Kosovo War
October 16, 2017
What North Korea Learned From the Kosovo War
NATO's intervention in Kosovo cemented North Korea's distrust of the U.S. and embrace of nuclear weapons.
What North Korea Learned From the Kosovo War
US Treasury Designates Chinese Firm That Transferred ICBM-Toting Heavy Trucks to North Korea
October 16, 2017
US Treasury Designates Chinese Firm That Transferred ICBM-Toting Heavy Trucks to North Korea
China-based Wuhan Sanjiang sees new U.S. Treasury sanctions.
US Treasury Designates Chinese Firm That Transferred ICBM-Toting Heavy Trucks to North Korea
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
October 13, 2017
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
North Korean marketization may lend hope for sanctions to work, if the U.S. and China can coordinate.
Is There Still Room for Sanctions to Succeed in North Korea?
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
October 07, 2017
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
Beijing has a vested interest in the status quo -- not in the Kim dynasty.
The Chinese Dream in Peril: Xi Jinping and the Korean Crisis
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
September 29, 2017
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
The legacy of the Sino-Vietnamese War continues to cast a shadow on China-North Korea relations.
War of the Dragons: Why North Korea Does Not Trust China
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