The United Nations Security Council issued a unanimous condemnation of the nuclear test by North Korea. No matter what the UN releases as its “official” opinion, however, won’t matter if the countries in the UN do not follow through with the overall outlook. Some believe that even after this test, China may still see interest tied to the “survival of a viable and independent North Korea”. Those people highlight the failure of Chinese diplomats to “reign in” its ally in North Korea, and how this reflects upon perceptions of China.
It will be interesting to see how the relationship between North Korea and China changes over the coming years, especially as China begins its ascent as a premier, powerful, and influential international power.
(Article: Globe & Mail “Why North Korea…”)