It was supposed to be Xi Jinping’s moment to bask in global prestige, as the Chinese president hosted the leaders of some of the world’s most dynamic economies at a summit meeting just weeks before a Communist Party leadership conference. But just hours before Mr. Xi was set to address the carefully choreographed meeting on Sunday, North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, detonated his sixth nuclear bomb. Mr. Kim has timed his nuclear tests and missile launches with exquisite precision, apparently trying to create maximum embarrassment for China. And on Sunday, a ...
North Korea nuclear test puts pressure on China and undercuts Xi
This is not the first time Kim has chosen a provocative moment to flaunt his country's weapons
Jane Perlez | NYT Last Updated at September 4, 2017 10:41 IST