China Won't Pressure North Korea: International Crisis Group

North Korea's military provocations this year angered its ally China, but Beijing remains reluctant to tighten the screws on Pyongyang, the Ploughshares Fund grantee International Crisis Group (ICG) said in a report. China is more concerned about its neighbor's stability than its nuclear program and views the nuclear issue as mainly the responsibility of the U.S. Its greatest concerns are a possible military confrontation between North Korea and the U.S., regime collapse, a flood of hundreds of thousands of North Korean refugees into China or "precipitous reunification" with South Korea leading to a U.S. military presence north of the 38th parallel.