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

FILE – In this Sept. 9, 2017, file photo, visitors walk across the Yalu River Broken Bridge, right, next to the Friendship Bridge connecting China and North Korea in Dandong in northeastern China’s Liaoning province. China and North Korea share a long border, history and ideology, but the notion that Beijing can use its influence to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear bombs runs against a complicated reality. Their relationship is less about friendship or political bonds than a deep and mutually uneasy dependency. (AP Photo/Emily Wang, File)


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