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Did Trump’s UN Speech Make the North Korea Crisis Worse? A Chinese Perspective

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The Chinese have long warned that military threats will do no good on the peninsula.
Perhaps in an attempt to prevent Trump from saying what he ultimately said, Xi held a phone call with his American counterpart on September 18. The two leaders discussed the North Korean crisis an, according to the White House readout of the call, committed to maximizing pressure on North Korea via the United Nations.
The fact how the Korean Peninsula issue has evolved to where it is today has proven that the military threats, either in terms of rhetoric or action, have failed to help resolve the issue. On the contrary, they have in most cases heightened the tension on the Korean Peninsula and made it even more difficult or complex to settle the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue and achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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