Gordon Chang, author of âNuclear Showdown,' said Friday that the People's Republic of China is weaponizing North Korea behind the scenes and damaging U.S. policy.
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âTheyâre [China] using it to undermine U.S. policy and perhaps put Americans in jeopardy which is going to happen pretty soon,â Chang told FOX Businessâ Ashley Webster.
Chang believes China is using North Koreaâs provocative missile tests as a short-term advantage over the U.S.
âEvery time North Korea does something provocative like launch this missile, you know we run to Beijing and ask for their cooperation," Chang said. "We stop talking about cyber-attacks, predatory trade practices, Taiwan, South China Sea. So the Chinese like this dynamic so they are using North Korea against us."
On Thursday, President Trump warned North Korea over its intercontinental ballistic missile test, saying the U.S. would consider "some pretty severeâ consequences.
âSomething will have to be done about it,â Trump said during a news conference in Poland.
Chang said a cost imposition on China is one way the U.S. can reign in North Koreaâs leader Kim Jong-un.
âYou tell them [China], either you do business with the U.S. or you do business with North Korea, but not both,â he said.