Quoted: The Guardian on No Deal Trump-Kim Summit

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The lack of a deal sets up China to play a larger role in a process that some believed Beijing was at risk of being sidelined. Mintaro Oba, a former diplomat focused on the Koreas said China has an opportunity to step in and set the tone. 
“China can make an impact by showing continued public support for North Korea -- or alternately, putting pressure on North Korea to be more flexible if Beijing thinks North Korea was the primary reason the summit ended with no agreement,” Oba said. “China will not want to see this diplomatic process fall apart.”


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