Tuesday, May 26, 2009

North Korea Issues Heated Warning to South

On May 26, 2009, Dr. Wenran Jiang was interviewed by the Washington Post on North Korea's recent long-range missile test.

In China, where condemnation of the North's nuclear test was surprisingly swift and unambiguous, the state media on May 26th printed strong reprimands of North Korea from other countries.

The shower of criticism was far different from the reaction to North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, when the Chinese media blamed the United States for provoking Pyongyang by cutting off aid.

Dr. Jiang believes that this may be a reflection of Beijing's frustrations for not being able to assert control and influence over North Korea.

You can read the article here.

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