Chinese power over North Korea? It’s more myth than reality

FILE – In this May 21, 2010, file photo, visitors look at posters of the late leaders, from left, of North Korea’s Kim Il Song, China’s Mao Zedong and Russia’s Joseph Stalin at a Korean War exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world’s most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs. The countries, after all, share a long, porous border, several millennia of history and deep ideological roots. Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands of Chinese soldiers, including Mao’s son, died to save North Korea from obliteration during the Korean War, and China is essentially Pyongyang’s economic lifeline, responsible for most of its trade and oil. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

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