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Yun Sun quoted in Voice of America on North Korea and Beijing

By Yun Sun
in Program

While the U.S. Congress is pushing ahead on legislation that seeks to increase sanctions on North Korea for its purported nuclear test last week, experts say strong economic sanctions are key to the effort.


Yun Sun, a senior associate with the Stimson Center in Washington, said Beijing is likely to join the U.N. effort to impose fresh sanctions on Pyongyang, but the participation would not necessarily mean Beijing’s willingness to discontinue its support for Pyongyang. Yun, who stayed in Beijing when Pyongyang conducted the test, said the move is not likely to change Beijing’s policy toward Pyongyang.

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