The radio station wnyc this morning had an interviewee who’s knowledgeable on North Korea (was he the ambassador to South Korea?). He said China thinks (thought) the Kim family brings stability to the country. And it was unwise for the United States to ask a favor of China to reign in the little Kim. “No country does favor to another.”
It seems such short sight to think Kim brings stability to his country. A good chess player looks 5 or more steps ahead. And China looks for now.