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Why China Remains North Korea’s Biggest Ally

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“China from a geopolitical point of view as well as geostrategic point of view see North Korea as sort of a buffer zone from the potential encroachment, in a sense, surrounding China by powers that are all aligned with the United States,” Arthur Dong, professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, told Newsweek Thursday. “That ring fence that’s sort of been built in the post-World War II period with American allies, starting with South Korea, then on Japan, then on to Taiwan and certainly places like Okinawa and the Philippines.