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China's North Korea Frustration Mounting

China's North Korea Frustration Mounting

U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber flies with F-35B and South Korean fighter jets F-15K over the Korean Peninsula in South Korea on September 18, 2017. (South Korea Defense Ministry /Handout/Sipa via AP Images)

By    |   Monday, 25 September 2017 11:11 AM

For China, North Korea has become a huge frustration as the reclusive country's actions have brought the attention of the U.S. military closer to its borders and China's as well, The Washington Post reported.

Theory is that China still holds great sway over North Korea being its dominate trading partner, but experts told the Post that the Chinese influence currently is at a low.

"The North Koreans have figured out that the Chinese are genuinely in a bind," Euan Graham, director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, told the Post. "Having cried wolf for so long about having limited influence, the Chinese genuinely do have limited influence in North Korea right now. It's not just weasel words."

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un exchanged threats and name calling last week.

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," Trump said in his statement to the United Nations last week. "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary."

Kim followed with his own statement criticizing Trump, released by North Korea's state-run news agency.

"I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotard with fire," Kim said of Trump on Thursday, according to The Hill.

The BBC News reported Sunday that U.S. bombers have flown near the North Korea's east coast to demonstrate its military options, according to the Pentagon. The broadcaster stated that the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone an American bomber had flown this century.

Trump has increasingly expressed his frustration with China for not doing more to stop North Korea from developing a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the United States, Politico reported last month.

"Many here now see North Korea as a major liability," Zhao Tong, North Korea expert at Beijing's Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy, told the CBC News. "And it appears North Korea doesn't mind annoying Beijing. The situation is degenerating all the time."

Earlier this month, China and the rest of the United Nations Security Council agreed on a package of new sanctions against North Korea that included a cap on oil exports resulting in 30 per cent less fuel for Pyongyang, the CBC News stated.

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For China, North Korea has become a huge frustration as the reclusive country's actions have brought the attention of the U.S. military closer to its borders and China's as well, The Washington Post reported.
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