Trump Accuses China of doing little to Improve North Korea’s ‘bad Behaviour’
U.S. President Donald Trump has once again lashed out at China for doing little on the North Korea issue. Trump's latest tirade has come just hours before the U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, begins his maiden visit to China during the weekend.
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Trump fired the salvo against China and North Korea through his trademark tweets, which is fast becoming a handy arsenal for the outspoken Republican leader. He tweeted: "North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been 'playing' the United States for years. China has done little to help!"
The timing of Trump's tweets appears to be little conspicuous, given that it has coincided with Tillerson's high profile visit to South Korea and China. At his first stop in Seoul, Tillerson clearly stated that the U.S. is bringing an end to 'strategic patience' and would soon explore a range of military options alongside diplomatic and economic actions to deal with Pyongyang.
However, the U.S. Secretary of State did not elaborate on what specific actions Trump administrations is most likely to take against the reclusive communist state. Tillerson's next stop is Beijing, where he is expected to directly convey Trump's tough message to President Xi Jingping on doing more on North Korea nuclear issue.
But the message is expected to have little impact on Beijing, which already seems to be running out of options to convince Pyongyang on giving up its controversial nuclear program. Last month, China probably implemented the strictest economic sanction by imposing a one year ban on North Korea's coal import.
However, North Korea remained unfazed as it tested fires four ballistic missiles to Sea of Japan almost a week after the sanction was announced.