China Reaffirms Alliance With North Korea in Bid to Check Biden

May 28, 2021


China reaffirmed its “traditional friendship” with North Korea, days after they faced new security challenges from an agreement between the U.S. and South Korea that allows Seoul to step up the range and power of its missile arsenal.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met North Korea’s new ambassador to China, Ri Ryong Nam, in Beijing on Thursday, where he reaffirmed China’s stand to maintain “high-level strategic communication,” according to China’s official Xinhua News Agency.

“The two sides also exchanged views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and agreed to strengthen coordination and cooperation in this regard,” the report said…

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