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Beijing Balks at U.S. Sanctions on Weapons-Related Chinese and North Korean Firms

Beijing Balks at U.S. Sanctions on Weapons-Related Chinese and North Korean Firms

China is denouncing The United States for placing new sanctions on Chinese and North Korean companies including one linked to weapons of mass destruction. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang on Wednesday said, “We consistently oppose any country adopting unilateral sanctions based on its own domestic laws and regulations and the wrong method of exercising […]

China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea

China to Send Special Envoy to North Korea

Days after United States President Donald Trump visited his Chinese counterpart, Beijing is sending a special envoy to North Korea. China’s state-run media announced that Song Tao, head of Beijing’s International Liaison Department, will visit Pyongyang on Friday. According to the New China News Agency, Song will “inform” North Korean officials about the recent 19th […]

The U.S. and China Announce Major Trade Deals

The U.S. and China Announce Major Trade Deals

The presidents of the United States and China have agreed to take a stronger stance against North Korea for its development of nuclear weapons, while also opening new channels of trade between the two countries. Key to this economic relationship will be $250 billion in new deals between U.S. companies and Chinese firms, the two […]

Can Taiwan Become Bargaining Chip Between U.S. and China on North Korean Issue?

Can Taiwan Become Bargaining Chip Between U.S. and China on North Korean Issue?

As United States President Trump completes his five-nation trip across Asia, foreign policy experts in Taiwan are keeping a close eye on the words exchanged between the former real-estate mogul and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Some fear that U.S.-Taiwan relations would be downgraded in exchange for a stronger Chinese stance against North Korea’s nuclear weapons […]

China Tells U.S. and North Korea to Chill

China Tells U.S. and North Korea to Chill

Following heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea, the Chinese propaganda machine is making a surprising move. It’s telling both parties to cool it and dial back the tone. China’s state run Global Times, which is often filled with nationalistic and pro-military rhetoric, recently ran an editorial calling for peace. It read, “Washington […]

Trump Pushes Forward to Dismantle China/North Korea Relations

Trump Pushes Forward to Dismantle China/North Korea Relations

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday thanked the Chinese government for letting his administration move forward with sanctions against Chinese banks accused of helping the North Korean regime avoid United Nations sanctions. “I applaud China for breaking off all banking relationships with North Korea, something that people would have thought unthinkable even two months […]

China Prepares for Surprise Attack Over Korean Peninsula

China Prepares for Surprise Attack Over Korean Peninsula

The Chinese air force has conducted drills near the Korean Peninsula to defend against a “surprise attack” over sea, according to a state-run military website www.81.cn. On Tuesday, an anti-aircraft defense battalion set off for the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea that separates China from the peninsula. There, it tested unidentified […]

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

China Censoring Discussion of North Korean Nuclear Test

North Korea’s recent nuclear weapon coincided with China’s Brics Summit, which brought together leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Now, Chinese website moderators appear to be censoring discussion over the situation. The popular microblogging site Sina WeiBo recently censored searchers for the term “Hydrogen Bomb.” According to censorship-monitoring website FreeWeibo, the top […]

China Backs Sanctions on North Korea at a Price

China Backs Sanctions on North Korea at a Price

China, North Korea’s biggest trading partner, announced it supports the United Nations’ new sanctions on Pyongyang, which could cut the secluded Communist regime’s $3 billion export revenue by a third. “Owing to China’s traditional economic ties with North Korea, it will mainly be China paying the price for implementing the resolution,” said China’s Foreign Minister […]

U.S. Losing Patience with China on North Korea

U.S. Losing Patience with China on North Korea

The United States is pressuring China to go after companies dealing with North Korea, Beijing’s single biggest trading partner. President Donald Trump had been relying on China to pressure North Korea into dialing back its aggressive nuclear and military programs in the midst of ongoing missile launches by the Hermit Kingdom. But the commander-in-chief of […]

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