China-U.S. Cooperation Leads to UN Vote on North Korea Sanctions

China-U.S. Cooperation Leads to UN Vote on North Korea Sanctions

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A North Korean flag flies outside the nation's embassy in Beijing on Dec. 12, 2012. The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to take up the sanctions resolution today that is also directed at North Korea’s ruling elite, who have been somewhat sheltered in the past by China, North Korea’s largest trading partner.