The United Nations Security Council has condemned the North Korean government for launching a long-range missile over the weekend.
This comes amid claims that North Korea is trying to develop a missile that could hit the United States mainland.
Hong Kong-based journalist Stephen Vines said that world nations are concerned the rocket could have the capacity to fire nuclear weapons.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:
China is the crucial player in all of this and is the only state that has close relations with North Korea and real sway.— Stephen Vines, EWN China correspondent