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Trump's North Korea diplomacy aims to contain China

Beijing is at risk of losing its only ally in Northeast Asia

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U.S. President Donald Trump, by seeking to clinch a deal directly with Pyongyang, is attempting to effectively cut out the traditional middleman, China. Beijing's growing anxieties over the engagement between Washington and Pyongyang have prompted it to host North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un for the third time in less than three months.

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