New COLD WAR: US and China face crisis as Donald Trump ramps up pressure on North Korea

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
By Paul Martin

A NEW COLD war could set in between China and the United States as tensions over North Korea pit the giant countries against each other.

By DARREN HUNT
Express.co.uk
Tue, Jan 2, 2018

North Korea has ramped up their threat to the United States and in his New Year’s address, Kim Jong-un warned that a “nuclear button is always on my desk”.

The United Nations imposed fresh sanctions on the hermit kingdom last month in a bid to halt the dictator’s nuclear programme.

World War 3 fears were heightened after it was claimed that Russia and China were both supplying the state with fuel, despite the sanctions.

David Roche, president and global strategist at Independent Strategy claimed that the crisis could spark a new cold war.

He told CNBC: “One of these two outcomes is pretty likely so what comes out of that is all sorts of things: trade complications, cold wars et cetera.

“And that, I think, would be a major geopolitical forecast I would make for this year.”

President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for China and Russia to do more in a bid to apply pressure to Kim Jong-un.

After it was revealed that China were still allowing oil to enter the rogue state, Mr Trump tweeted: “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea.

East Asia expert Gordon Chang said Beijing had already signalled it would side with Pyongyang in a conflict despite pledging to help defuse tension with North Korea and the international community.

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