Growing tensions between North Korea is an obvious concern for United States foreign policy as well as other nations around the world. How China will react to North Korea will also determine the United States’ future relations with President Trump and Chairman Xi Jinping. In this article the China is coming up short. Two days after North Korea failed at launching a missile, China is opposed to putting in an American built missile defense system (THAAD) in South Korea. China is also economically punishing South Korea for their involvement in Thailand. On Monday the Vice President reiterated the American plan for deployment, with South Korea’s support. Of course China does not welcome a missile defense system to South Korea because it could be a potential threat to their military defense systems. At this moment, China is standing in the way of the United States erecting THAAD in South Korea.