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US Urging China to De-Militarize all of South China Sea

US Urging China to De-Militarize all of South China Sea

The US is urging China to cover the entire South China Sea in its pledge to not militarize islands in the region. In recent months, China has deployed surface-to-air missiles, radar gear, and fighter jets to an islet there. “We are concerned that China has taken a number of unilateral steps over the last several […]

China Toughens Up on North Korean Sanctions

China Toughens Up on North Korean Sanctions

China and the United States have agreed to strengthen financial sanctions against the North Korean regime. The move is nearly unprecedented for Beijing, which has long served as Pyongyang’s most important ally and trade partner. Diplomats at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday confirmed the draft resolution, which Chinese and American diplomats spent months […]

China Cuts Cash Flow to North Korea

China Cuts Cash Flow to North Korea

As North Korea sticks its finger at the international community through grandiose demonstrations of military might, its largest economic backer is finally cutting off its cash flow. Chinese banks have frozen the assets of all North Korean depositors, and they have halted all cash transfers to Kim Jung-Un’s regime. The move is almost unprecedented as […]

China Ridiculed for Lack of Action Against North Korea

China Ridiculed for Lack of Action Against North Korea

Following a missile test reported by North Korea on Sunday, China is being ridiculed for not having taken a stronger stance toward Pyongyang. The missile test was even ordered to be held a day in advance falling on one of China’s biggest holidays—the eve of Lunar New Year. “It’s a bad result, it’s a humiliation,” […]

Obama Pressures China on North Korea

Obama Pressures China on North Korea

US President Barack Obama has just made his last case in persuading China to put pressure on North Korea following a phone call he had with China’s president Xi Jinping on Thursday. Both countries condemned North Korea’s test of a nuclear weapon last month. Both nations also agreed on an “impactful” United Nations Security Council […]

Experts Say North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Test was a Snub of China

Experts Say North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Test was a Snub of China

Although North Korea announced Wednesday that its first-ever test of a hydrogen bomb was a response to “U.S. hostility,” many analysts believe the move was really directed at China. Sino-North Korean relations have been deteriorating since Xi Jinping became president of China in 2013. Beforehand, China exercised a multi-faceted policy toward North Korea in which […]

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