Originally posted by bekod
reply to post by Spruk
as you say "imo" but it is a good one, yes Korea is a sleeping giant , and you are right it is a cease fire a stale mate, if you only knew how many times it could have been a hot war, in the last 40 years. missile tests and nuke test, are news makers the rest of the time is not news worthy for it happens almost every day.
but put it here instead, now if DPRK does go and do a test What will China do? Spank the little brat DPRK by sanctions?by Mil force? or is this all talk to peas the US?
A strongly worded editorial in China's state-run Global Times newspaper Wednesday called on Beijing to get tough with Pyongyang if it conducts a nuclear test.
"If North Korea insists on a third nuclear test despite attempts to dissuade it, it must pay a heavy price," the paper said. It called on China to cut economic aid to the struggling country as punishment.
after all this is just a papers thinking
Some believe the U.S., Japan and South Korea are attempting to foment discord between China and North Korea," the editorial warned. "Such a trap may be real, but China shouldn't be taken hostage by North Korea's extreme actions in order to avoid such a trap."
the question remains what will china do?
The Global Times, a hard-line state-owned newspaper, has long taken a strong nationalist bent in its opinions, which while tacitly allowed by state censors, does not always reflect the official position of the government.