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Hoping that China will keep North Korea’s nuclear ambitions in check? Think again

The DPRK has insulted China with its latest test. But the timing means that there could be little reprisal

By John Everard  

China has threatened sanctions should North Korea continue testing—but in reality, it's unlikely they'll be implemented. Photo: Roman Harak

It is not just the USA that is angry at North Korea’s nuclear test. China, too, is furious but is unlikely to take strong action. Other countries, though also concerned, will have little say in resolving the situation.

China has been insulted. North Korea, a country for which many Chinese sacrificed their lives in the Korean War, has repeatedly ignored Chinese warnings not to proceed with its nuclear programmes. On 27…

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