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Reporting from Beijing -- When is it time to dump an old friend who insists on behaving badly? The debate is raging in China. North Korea's latest nuclear test raises the question of just how long the bonds forged between old communist allies will endure.
The test was conducted barely 50 miles from the Chinese border. The ground rumbled in northeast China, and some schools were evacuated because of fears of an earthquake.
"It was quite shocking. The location where they did this test was a lot closer to China than to where [North Korean leader] Kim Jong Il is living in Pyongyang," said
Originally posted by Karlhungis
I seriously doubt that China would be fighting against North Korea.
U.S. appeals to China to help stabilize Pakistan
The Obama administration has appealed to China to provide training and even military equipment to help Pakistan counter a growing militant threat, U.S. officials said.
The proposal is part of a broad push by Washington to enlist key allies of Pakistan in the effort to stabilize the country. The U.S. is seeking to persuade Islamabad to step up its efforts against militants, while supporting the fragile civilian government and the nation's tottering economy.
With the world growing increasingly weary of Pyongyang, Secretary of State Clinton phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to rally support for UN sanctions that would go beyond the hand-wringing expressions of concern in the past.
"At this time, we're working on a resolution, but I'm not going to prejudge how this is all going to come out with our partners," said State Department spokesman Ian Kelly.
Read more: "North Korea in new threat: Talks of military hit vs. Seoul, end of '53 armistice" - www.nydailynews.com...&A