November 17, 2019

The state of the alliance: Beijing-Pyongyang relations in 2017
Leeds University's Adam Cathcart says Pyongyang has more leverage over Beijing than many imagine
On November 20, Xi Jinping's envoy Song Tao returned from a trip to North Korea. While the visit was framed as being strictly about party business - Song was due to brief Workers' Party officials on the recent Communist Party of China National Congress  - all eyes were on whether Song would meet with Kim Jong Un.He didn't, and just nine days later North Korea test-launched the Hwasong-15, a