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China has urged North Korea and South Korea to de-escalate tensions, as dictator Kim Jong-un declared his front-line troops in a "quasi-state of war" following an exchange of cross-border shelling. Qiu Guohong, China's ambassador to South Korea, called on Pyongyang and Seoul to "exercise restraint" and settle their dispute through dialogue.
"We oppose unilateral provocation from any side", Qui told Yonhap news agency. "We would like the South and the North to autonomously achieve a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and cooperation."
Meanwhile North Korea suffered two internet outages within 12 hours, monitors said, which could have been the work of hackers, according to internet registry RIPE NCC. "There are a number of possible causes for this kind of outage. We can't rule out a cyberattack. Tensions are running high in the region, and this is the second time in 12 hours that North Korea has been disconnected from the internet," said RIPE systems architect Emile Aben.
originally posted by: CrawlingChaos
a reply to: yuppa
They have what, less than a handful ? And that's really all they have to offer an offensive campaign.
I'm not being rude, or contrary just for the sake of it ; Simply stating the obvious that Japan at this point in time, is not a active military force that could project the required force to "take " Taiwan from China.