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For three straight days in recent weeks, something remarkable happened to the oil pipeline running through northeast China to North Korea - the oil stopped flowing, according to diplomatic sources, temporarily cutting off a vital lifeline for North Korea.

The pipeline shutdown, officially ascribed to a technical problem, followed an unusually blunt message delivered by China to its longtime ally in a high-level meeting in Beijing last month, the sources said. Stop your provocations about the possible development of nuclear weapons, China warned its neighbor, or face Chinese support for economic sanctions against the regime

I don't have much to say about this, but it is somewhat big news that's been underreported with the war going on. So, I thought I'd let my half-dozens of readers know about this.

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-03-29 00:14

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