Tuesday, April 19, 2016
China 'won't help North Korea if conflict occurs'
China, which has a mutual defense treaty with North Korea, will not defend the North if a conflict or war occurs in relation to the North’s nuclear problems, Chinese specialists said Sunday.
Pang Zhongying, an international relations expert at Renmin University of China, said North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, which Beijing regards as a threat to China’s security, had damaged their bilateral relationship so irreparably that it had rendered their mutual assistance pact null and void, the South China Morning Post reported.
Credit to koreatimes.co.k