Korea Tensions Weigh on US-China Talks
Regional security will be high on the agenda when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with her counterparts in Beijing for the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, in light of evidence that North Korea torpedoed a South Korean naval ship. Seoul is expected to push for United Nations Security Council action with backing from the US, while North Korea's ally China might be unwilling to go along with further steps to isolate Pyongyang. John Delury, Associate Director of Asia Society's Center on US-China Relations, explains what's at stake.
For more on this story, read John Delury's recent column examining the relationship between China and North Korea: