Attitudes are hardening towards Seoul, leading to a rapprochement with Pyongyang
Amid political transition in the U.S. and South Korea, Sino-North Korean relations remain tenuous, though recent developments suggest that the two are closer than it appears. Since Kim Jong Un’s new year address, North Korea’s rhetoric has emphasized tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) rather than nuclear weapons, perceived as more agreeable by Chinese commentators.
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John Petrushka is an NK News contributor based in Washington, D.C. He studied Asia and International Affairs at Georgetown University and George Washington University. His other research topics inc...
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