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China caught in crossfire between US and N Korea

Beijing wants a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, but cannot abide by a change in status quo there

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A recent file photo from North Korea's official news agency shows North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the Hwasong-14, being launched at an undisclosed place.

Hong Kong

IT'S getting harder for Chinese President Xi Jinping to maintain support for wayward ally North Korea.

For weeks, he has been caught in the middle as leader Kim Jong Un lobbed intercontinental ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, and US President Donald Trump vented

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