Claim of China-N.Korea rift questioned
At the same time as the leaked United States delegation cables appear to put forward widening cracks in China's relations with North Korea, analysts here have played down the claims as a amalgamation of wishful accepted wisdom on the part of South Korean diplomat and a misreading of China's wider calculated affiliation with its long-time ally.

More than a few cables released by WikiLeaks quoted South Korean officials suggestive of rising frustration among Chinese officials towards the North's actions — a few even telling Pyongyang as a “spoiled child”.

The cables even propose an increasing appetite in the middle of Chinese officials for nonviolent reunification under South Korean leadership, a claim that contradict China's official line towards the North.

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