N. Korea Rejects Rocket Launch Criticism as China Cautions

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North Korea rejected international criticism of its planned satellite launch next month as China cautioned its ally in the first sign of tension since Kim Jong Un became head of state. China “doesn’t want to give the impression it’s supporting what North Korea is doing,” said Robert Dujarric, director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University, Japan Campus. “It’s tough for Beijing. They have to criticize it, but they can’t do much more.”