What Is China Getting in Return for Abandoning North Korea?

Watching with great interest how the on-again-off-again North Korea summit unfolds, or if it even takes place. While everyone's busy talking about whether this signals a complete lack of diplomatic credibility in Washington or is simply Trump's normal negotiation strategy and there's a reason for the chaos, I'm more concerned about what this actually has to do with China and the trade talks. I'm thinking that Trump's sudden reversal on ZTE has something to do with North Korea .... thoughts?

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well, Ivanka just got 7 new trademarks approved by the Chinese :) Hope US foreign policy isn't about this. haha

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Interesting timing that Japan this morning says it's detected what it believes to be a Chinese shop making illegal transfers to a North Korean ship off of Shanghai...

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China is probably tired of keeping North Korea supplied with essentials. It is also probably not happy with North Korea being a nuclear power. They probably also think that an economically self sufficient NK would lessen illegal immigration and let China focus on trade problems with America. 

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