Can China Actually Restrain Kim Jong-Un?

On June 21, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will meet with their Chinese counterparts, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, Chief of Joint Staff of the People’s Liberation Army in Washington for the inaugural session of the U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue. The top U.S. priority at the dialogue is finding common ground with China on curbing North Korea’s nuclear weapon and missile development.

The dialogue emerged from the April summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The summit has opened the door to greater cooperation between Washington and Beijing, and Wednesday’s dialogue will determine whether the time is right for cooperation on North Korea.

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