Topic: Zhang Liangui
While neither Beijing nor Washington want to see North Korea's belligerence explode into actual conflict, Beijing is not willing to push Pyongyang too hard for fear of toppling the regime.
After purge of top general, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un moves to adopt China's model, opening up the economy and making farm reforms.
Kim Jong-un, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s son and heir-apparent, reportedly visited China Friday. The trip could signal Beijing's support for Kim Jong-un to succeed his father.
05/20/2011 10:57 am