The Trump administration had harsh words for China following North Korea’s second successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test in the month of July, accusing Beijing of not taking action to rein in North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-Un. But according to experts, the president could be understating the steps China has already taken to put pressure on North Korea.
Barry Blechman, co-founder of the Stimson Center, a national security think-tank in Washington, noted that despite the very public pressure the Trump administration is putting on China, they have actually come a long way under the new administration.
“China has done much more since President Trump took office,” Blechman said. “He should take credit for that.”
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