China Offers a Plan To Deal With North Korea: Will It Work?
China offers a plan to deal with North Korea: Will it work?
March 8, 2017
—After nearly a decade away from the negotiating table, China has a proposal to lure North and South Korea and the United States back.Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that North Korea should suspend its nuclear and missile programs, while South Korea and the US should put a pause on the major military exercises they hold in the region each year. Most analysts consider China’s proposal, on its face, to be a nonstarter. It’s been tried before. But the context may be different enough that even trotting out an old idea may offer a path to …