China should exact a “heavy price” from North Korea if an imminent nuclear test goes ahead, state-run media said on Wednesday in their strongest call yet, but analysts say Beijing appears unable to restrain its wayward ally.
The state-run Global Times raised the prospect that the relationship founded on the battlefields of the 1950-53 Korean war, and which Pyongyang has relied on ever since, “might break down” over the issue.
Source: South China Morning Post. Read full article. (link)