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China Weighs the Costs of a Volatile Friendship

Oct 24, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
China-North Korea Relations
Though Pyongyang's erratic policies routinely conflict with Beijing's own, China's options for shaping North Korea's behavior will be limited so long as protecting the small state on its border remains its greatest imperative.
(JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Though Pyongyang's erratic policies routinely conflict with Beijing's own, China's options for shaping North Korea's behavior will be limited so long as protecting the small state on its border remains its greatest imperative....

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