- Mike Gallagher: China cannot be fully trusted to cooperate with US on North Korea
- US instead must assume a larger leadership role in East Asia, Gallagher says
Mike Gallagher, a Republican, represents Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Following Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United States in early April, there is new hope that China will join efforts to crack down on North Korea's nuclear program. While the Chinese have acted to halt North Korean coal imports temporarily and the Trump administration has struck a conciliatory tone with China to gain further cooperation, the United States should be under no illusions that China will readily change its longstanding support of North Korea.