Sunny Seong-hyon Lee, PhD, is the Pantech Fellow in Korean Studies at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Reseach Center, Stanford University. He is also a non-resident James A. Kelly Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS, and a 2013 Korea Foundation-Salzburg Fellow. He lived in China for 11 years as chief foreign correspondent and later as director of the China Research Center of the Korea Times. Currently, he is writing a book on China-Korea relations.
The belief that China has shifted its foreign policy on North Korea has been unusually robust during this year’s Korean crisis. China is said to have responded with unprecedented toughness