It looks likes the love-match is over. But as Kim (and his sister) spurn Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, what's left for North Korea?
Gordon G. Chang is the author of The Coming Collapse of China and Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World. His writings have appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Follow him on Twitter @GordonGChang.
The sin of the Phase One agreement is that Trump, possessing great power over China, could have pressed American interests further and gotten a better deal.
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Xi Jinping has no good options dealing with runaway Hong Kong. To compensate, he may put pressure on Taiwan.
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