World Can the U.S. convince China to pressure North Korea?

22:20  18 april  2017
22:20  18 april  2017 Source:   CBS News

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Of those nations, China , which accounts for an estimated 90 percent of North Korea ’ s trade, is integral to adding pressure on the regime. “ China has real ability to sort of impede the supply chain into North Korea .

Of those nations, China , which accounts for an estimated 90 percent of North Korea ’s trade, is integral to adding pressure on the regime. What can the U . S . do next in dealing with N. Korean nuclear threats?

During his trip to Japan, Vice President Pence promised the U.S. will “not rest” until the Korean peninsula is free of nuclear weapons.

“It is our belief by bringing together the family of nations with diplomatic and economic pressure we have a chance of achieving a freeze on the Korean peninsula,” Pence said Tuesday.

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Of those nations, China, which accounts for an estimated 90 percent of North Korea’s trade, is integral to adding pressure on the regime.

“China has real ability to sort of impede the supply chain into North Korea. There are banks, there are businesses. So China really does have tremendous leverage. And the question is, can we bring them to a point where they’ll use it?” said Fran Townsend, CBS News senior national security analyst and former homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush.

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But realistically, if there were an economic way to exert more on pressure North Korea , it would have to come from China . Before federal agents raided Cohen’ s home, hotel room and office Monday afternoon, they would have had to convince high-ranking officials at the Department of Justice and a

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Despite President Trump’s optimism that China will use its “extraordinary levers” to pressure North Korea, there have been questions about whether Beijing is serious about working with the U.S. to hinder dictator Kim Jong Un from developing the country’s nuclear program.

Townsend said it’s important to remember China’s strategic interests.

“They don’t want to see chaos in North Korea but they also are not fans of a unified Korean peninsula because what they don’t want to see is U.S. military force on their border in a unified Korea,” Townsend said. “And so we have to understand what each country’s strategic interest is and try to play that to our best advantage.”

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U . S . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called on China to do more to pressure North Korea over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. The talks came a day after U . S . President Donald Trump said Chinese efforts to convince North Korea to curb its weapons programs had failed.

The statement also says that the Administration hopes pressure will “ convince the [DPRK] regime to de-escalate and return to the path of dialogue.” However, many of the elements remain: expanding U . S . and international sanctions, emphasizing China ’s ability to pressure North Korea , and

While some diplomatic efforts played out openly between Mr. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Townsend said “we also ought to expect there’s covert and clandestine activity on both sides.”

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“We know that North Korea has got cyber ability and we know the United States does as well as electronic warfare capability. And so while we don’t understand the details of that, behind the scenes those sorts of plays are being made,” Townsend said.

Before Mr. Trump softens any trade deals with China, Townsend said the administration needs to see “definite signs” that China is working to mount pressure on the North.

“I think the Chinese have tremendous leverage on trade, diplomacy, sanctions. There’s all sorts of things they can do. We better see that start happening pretty quickly here,” Townsend said.

While North Korea’s latest missile test Sunday failed, Townsend said the regime has made “significant progress” in their program. Last year, North Korea conducted 23 missile tests, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies. That’s up from four missile tests in 2012.

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While U . S . officials experiment with ways to exert pressure on North Korea , Chinese officials seek out pressure -relief valves. Lind agrees that the sheer difficulty of convincing China to “act against its own interests” on North Korea would require some kind of grand bargain with the United States, but

The Trump administration has said that its goal is to isolate North Korea , in the hope that pressure through sanctions will compel it to renounce its But China , North Korea ’ s largest trading partner and chief political benefactor, dismisses that idea. Beijing believes that for Washington to convince Kim

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