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Rough Ride with China and North Korea

7:17 AM, Apr 26, 2012 • By JOSEPH A. BOSCO
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When American presidents meet with Chinese counterparts, they like to say that U.S.-China relations have reached the point where disagreements can be discussed honestly and openly. Washington ought to be able to tell China that its support for North Korea’s illegal nuclear and missile actions is irresponsible, ill-befitting a government that aspires to a global leadership role, and that relations with the United States will suffer.

Then again, Kissinger has often said China feels no loyalty to an international order “it had no role in creating.” If that continues to be Beijing’s operating principle, the world is in for an even rougher ride than what North Korea offers.

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