Apr 09 , 2019
Move comes despite breakdown in nuclear talks with U.S., and is seen as a potential signal of economic support for Pyongyang.
Mar 22 , 2019
The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on two Chinese shipping companies it says helped North Korea evade sanctions over its nuclear weapons program, the first such steps since a U.S.-North Korean summit collapsed last month.
Doug Bandow Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jul 20 , 2018
To his credit, President Trump was willing to help break the Korean deadlock. But the recent summit was a beginning, not the end. Washington needs to build a relationship with the Kim government, and that process will be smoother if the U.S. also improves its ties with Beijing.
Yang Wenjing Chief of US Foreign Policy, Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Jul 04 , 2018
China and the US should work together to keep North Korea to its word and denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Ted Galen Carpenter Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Jun 26 , 2018
Commentary following the historic Singapore Summit between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un framed the meeting as a tremendous success for President Xi Jinping, with results that leave China’s path to hegemony in the Asia-Pacific clear. But another thesis has also reared its head: that the summit’s peaceful outcome has created new obstacles for the PRC.
Peter Bittner Editorial Assistant, The Diplomat
Jun 06 , 2018
While China may not have the power to bring North Korea and the United States together for talks, Beijing’s role in a lasting peace agreement cannot be understated. If President Trump is not attentive to China’s priorities on the Korean Peninsula, he will not get far with the North Korean regime in negotiations.
Bill Emmott Former editor-in-chief of The Economist
May 28 , 2018
Cancelling the summit makes the US look unreasonable and gives the initiative to China.
He Yafei Former Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May 17 , 2018
Hopefully the region will move towards peace and cooperation.
An Gang Senior Researcher at the Pangoal Institution
May 02 , 2018
The road to peace will be long and arduous.
Richard Javad Heydarian author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China, and the Struggle for Western Pacific"
Apr 24 , 2018
Richard Heydarian, recently returned from a trip to North Korea, argues that the Kim regime has returned to the negotiating table out of a fortuitous combination of greater confidence, mastery of the nuclear cycle, and vulnerability, as sanctions begin to undermine the economic viability of the country.