Expert: North Korea’s actions could force US-China cooperation

An expert in Asian security says he’s hoping North Korea "acts up" during President Trump’s two-day meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, because it could force the two countries to cooperate.

ADVERTISEMENT

"I hope North Korea does act up, because it’ll actually drive China and the U.S. to cooperate even more on dealing with North Korea,” said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

Cronin noted that North Korea fired missiles when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Trump in the U.S.

Watch the video above to hear Cronin explain U.S. options should China fail to rein in North Korea.