Only China, not U.S., can rein in N. Korea

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Author(s) Peter Navarro
Source Chicago Tribune
Date October 12, 2006
Quotes-start.png "Just as the Soviet Union once propped up Fidel Castro's Cuba economically, so now does the Chinese government prop up North Korea. China now provides North Korea on a heavily subsidized basis with much of the food and energy it needs. To withdraw this aid would be to both starve and freeze a wide swath of the North Korean population and trigger a political implosion." Quotes-end.png

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