US call for North Korea oil cutoff puts China in a tight spot


September 06, 2017 10:15 AM

BEIJING (NYTIMES) – What the Chinese call the Friendship Pipeline runs for 20 miles, crossing under the Yalu River and spanning the border between North Korea and China. For more than half a century, it has been both a symbol of the two nations’ alliance and a lifeline for the North’s economy.