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China's playing the North Korea card

Beijing wants to use Pyongyang to weaken the US-South Korea alliance and undermine US's position in Asia.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 05:50

To protect South Korea and America's troops from North Korean missiles, the US has hurriedly installed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) system in South Korea.

US President Donald Trump wants China to solve his number one foreign policy challenge - taming the nuclear ambitions of North Korea's mad young dictator, Kim Jong-un.

But China would like to use North Korea to weaken the US-South Korea alliance and undermine the US's position in Asia.

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