China’s diplomatic leverage over North Korea is zero (quoted by the New York Times, 23 September 2017)

I was quoted by the New York Times, “At U.N. and in the Air, North Korea and U.S. trade tough messages,” September 23, 2017.

“I think China’s diplomatic leverage over North Korea is zero,” said Feng Zhang, a fellow at the Australian National University’s department of international relations. “North Korea doesn’t want to see Chinese envoys and is not interested in Chinese views.”


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Dr Feng Zhang (PhD, LSE) is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and international relations theory. He is also Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in China.

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