September 09, 2016

With latest North Korea test, U.S. again seeks elusive Chinese help

Featuring Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: Reuters

Journalists Yeganeh Torbati, Yara Bayoumy

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - North Korea's fifth nuclear test, its fourth on U.S. President Barack Obama's watch, leaves Washington yet again hoping that Beijing will crack down on Pyongyang.

Given China's longstanding fear of a North Korean collapse that could send thousands of refugees across their 870-mile (1,400 km) border, North Korea analysts said significantly tougher Chinese economic sanctions on North Korea are highly unlikely.

 
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  • Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS A...