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(Opinion) China alone unable to solve North Korea nuke crisis

2017-03-17 09:08:01       source:Global Times

March 17, 2017

"US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to East Asia has attracted public attention on the Korean Peninsula. Tillerson said in Tokyo Thursday that 'a different approach is required' after 20 years of diplomacy had 'failed' to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. He claimed that Beijing, the main source of economic and political support for Pyongyang, has a 'very important role to play.' Public opinion in the US, Japan and South Korea speculates that Tillerson will require China to do more to strengthen sanctions on Pyongyang.

Tensions on the Peninsula are ramping up. Pyongyang refuses to unilaterally halt its nuclear and missile activities; Washington and Seoul, with no new solutions to reach their goal, are putting more blame on China."

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