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Yun Sun quoted in Voice of America on China’s Role in U.S.-North Korea Standoff

By Yun Sun
in Program

WASHINGTON — Although Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi last month described the U.S. and North Korea as two accelerating trains that are set for a “head-on collision,” as of Wednesday, there are no indications that a U.S. military strike against Pyongyang is imminent.

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“It depends on how the U.S. strike is launched,” said Yun Sun, a senior associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center. If the U.S. launches a pre-emptive strike against North Korea without any consultation with China, “China will very likely react militarily to such a strike.”

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