January 21, 2021

As diplomacy with North Korea falls apart, the US focuses on calling out China

Washington is returning to its old playbook of treating North Korea like a subset of China policy, experts say

Earlier this week, a senior U.S. State Department official slammed China for failing to enforce sanctions against North Korea, saying that there’s “no excuse for Beijing’s failures.”

In the process, Alex Wong, deputy assistant secretary for North Korea, divulged new details on how China illegally hosts thousands of DPRK workers and fails to stop North Korea-controlled ships from smuggling coal to Chinese buyers.