2:00am

Wed December 1, 2010
Asia

China Plays Middleman Between North, South Korea

As South Korean military drills continue with the U.S., North Korea said the drills could lead to a full-scale war. The two countries separated in 1945 and the animus between them has ebbed and flowed since. Barbara Demick, of the Los Angeles Times, has written a book on North Korea called Nothing to Envy. She's now based in Beijing, and talks to Renee Montagne about why China is a key player in the drama.

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