How the U.S. can convince Beijing to exert its leverage against the North Korean nuclear threat. The rhetoric is certainly heating up on North Korea. President Donald Trump warned North Korea's leader that if he threatens the United States, he...
China’s economic relationship with North Korea has been thrust once again into the spotlight, as President Trump has called upon China to use economic sanctions to rein in its neighbor, which has threatened to "blow the U.S. from the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping is a "hard arse" and US President Donald Trump should use clear, quiet diplomacy instead of tweets in dealing with China on North Korea, former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd says. Mr Rudd, who has returned...
Asia News Network commentators propose measures to address the looming crisis. Here are excerpts: ONLY TWO REALISTIC OPTIONS FOR TRUMP Justin Fendos The Korea Herald, South Korea I think it is important to go over a few things about North Korea. First, let's get...
China has unleashed a barrage of nearly 150 recent write-ups that not only brand India as the aggressor, but warn of dire consequences, including war, if India doesn’t withdraw. China is not only a much bigger, richer, more populous, and...
China, which sells billions in fuel and food to North Korea, is far better positioned than the U.S. to weaken its volatile neighbor without firing a single missile. President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with “fire and fury” over its...
After President Trump threatened nuclear-armed North Korea with “fire and fury” — and after Kim Jong Un’s hermit kingdom replied with a bombastic warning aimed at a speck of U.S. territory in the vast western Pacific — many Americans got busy Googling...
President Trump seems to delight in keeping others off balance. When it comes to trade issues, his administration has certainly been doing that with China. Whether this induced befuddlement will serve Washington well remains to be seen. Imagine how this...
Chinese strongman Xi Jinping has a terrible weakness - and his name is Kim Jong Un. This is supposed to be the Chinese President's big moment. Not since Deng Xiaoping's day has a mainland leader controlled, well, everything - foreign...
Following North Korea's second test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last Friday, President Trump didn't hold back: "I am very disappointed in China," he tweeted. Then he brought up China's trade surplus with the U.S., saying despite it, "They...
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On a warm Sunday summer evening a few years ago, two officials from the Chinese consulate in Sydney travelled to Melbourne to send a...

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