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Nukes For North Korea In China's Interest? How Arming Kim Jong Un Will Shift Asia's Balance Of Power

Last Updated: January 19, 2023, 18:07 IST

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2021 saw North Korea testing 60 missiles, the highest in year. The tests escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula that saw Yoon Suk Yeol taking power. During his campaign trail, Yeol promised to station US nukes in the South. Meanwhile, both the US and South Korea have called on Xi Jinping to apply pressure on Kim. In this episode of Decode, Zakka Jacob explores the influence of Chinese President Xi Jinping over Kim Jong Un and also looks at if Xi wants Kim to give up his nukes.