The U.N. Security Council is set to vote this week on a new round of sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s February nuclear test, and with China’s backing, it is likely to pass.
Beijing was “strongly dissatisfied and resolutely opposed” to the nuclear test, as Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said. However, Beijing must walk a fine line in deciding how far it will go to press Pyongyang to change course.
North Korea’s nuclear test has again shaken regional stability and undermines China’s national interests. China’s strategic plan through 2020 is focused on economic development, which requires a stable international environment, particularly among neighboring countries.… Seguir leyendo »