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How North Korea's Existence Depends on China's Economic Support

As North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attempted another missile test during this weekend’s Day of the Sun military celebration, Vice President Mike Pence warned Pyongyang Monday not to test U.S. resolve during a trip to South Korea. However, the country with the best position—at least economically—to talk North Korea down from provoking an international conflict might be China.

North Korea Flaunts Long-Range Missiles in Massive Parade

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang on Saturday, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising regional tensions.