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Three questions for Paul Heinbecker, a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation and director of the Centre for Global Relations at Wilfrid Laurier University. He was Canada’s representative to the United Nations and ambassador to Germany during a long diplomatic career.
North Korean’s third nuclear test defied both its enemies and its sole friend and ally, China. Does Beijing’s quick denunciation pose a risk to the regime in Pyongyang?
It could, and today the Chinese were more critical than previously about North Korea in the UN Security Council, but I’m not sure yet that Chinese policy towards Pyongyang will change. I...