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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 […]

Has North Korea Gone too Far?

Has North Korea Gone too Far?

North Korean hackers are known for having a track record of such hits as crashing Sony Pictures’ computers and stealing millions from the central bank of Bangladesh. But a recent wave of malware attacks also delivered a rough hit to the player who seems to be giving the secluded nation the ability to hack: China. […]

China Turning on North Korea

China Turning on North Korea

Beijing may be at a turning point when it comes to North Korea’s nuclear and militaristic ambitions, several analysts say. Historically, the nation has been the sole ally and economic backer to the most isolated state on the planet. But things may be changing. “One thing we’re seeing is a tactical adjustment on Beijing’s part […]

China Threatens to Back Unprecedented Sanctions on North Korea

China Threatens to Back Unprecedented Sanctions on North Korea

In a rare move, the Chinese government is openly warning its ally North Korea to halt its testing of nuclear bombs and missiles or face retaliation from the United States under the command of President Donald Trump. An article in China’s state-run People’s Daily Newspaper read, “Not only [is] Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance […]

Why the U.S. Can’t Rely on China to turn on North Korea

Why the U.S. Can’t Rely on China to turn on North Korea

Ever since the 1990s, the United States has seen leaders come and go who have tried to bring an end to North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Today, the U.S., and the rest of the world for that matter, are not much closer. After multiple nuclear weapons tests and long-range missile launches that have more than raised […]

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