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June 1 (Bloomberg) -- China suspended government exchanges with North Korea after Kim Jong-Il’s regime last week tested a nuclear device and fired short-range missiles, Yonhap News said.
China has halted plans to send officials to North Korea and won’t accept visits from Kim’s government either, the Korean- language news agency said today, citing unidentified diplomatic sources in Beijing.
Does not matter what China does, military, or diplomatically, North Korea will turn a blind eye. They do not care what the world thinks. North Korea are determined to obtain a nuclear arsenal. No matter what the consenquencies might be.
Originally posted by Freeborn
Honour and respect are important to Chinese and is engrained in their 'psyche'.
For China to do this signifies a big snub to NK and a indicates a switch in policy.
If Russia, China and Japan are all in agreement then I suspect it will only be a matter of time before NK change their own policy or there is 'regime change'.