posted on Feb, 6 2013 @ 11:29 AM
Originally posted by Zerschmetterling
China says extremely concerned after latest North Korea
"China is extremely concerned by the way things are going. We oppose any behavior which may exacerbate the situation and any acts which are not
beneficial towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
"We call on all the relevant sides to remain calm and exercise restraint and earnestly work hard to maintain peace and stability in the Korean
peninsula," she told a daily news briefing.
One of China's most widely read newspapers, the tabloid Global Times published by Communist Party mouthpiece the People's Daily, said China
should take a tough line and inform North Korean leaders of the consequences of their actions.
"If North Korea insists on a third nuclear test despite attempts to dissuade it, it must pay a heavy price," it said in an editorial in both its
Chinese and English-language issues.
so, now China is extremely concerned - that's a good sign, isn't it?
I think it's the opposite.
China being "seriously concerned" should ring some bells to everyone.
Being one of the closest allies - if not the most powerful - of North Korea, to the extent of stating that they will protect NK from any extreme
sanctions (vetoing it in the Security Council), makes them a very important voice in any subject related to what North Korea is doing.
China provably has the best information about what's going on, and the fact that they are concerned, should concern us all by domino effect. In my
opinion, it could mean two things:
1- China knows what is going on inside North Korea, relating to these threats and tests, and they are slowly stepping away (which could translate to
these threats not being so ridiculous as some may think).
2- North Korea is going rogue, and not even China can pinpoint or judge their future actions. Which is even more serious, because it means the state
of desperation in North Korea could mean these are not empty threats, but that they are actually preparing something serious.
In all honesty, I hope there is a third option:
3- That North Korea has fallen to so pathetic lows, that even China doesn't care anymore about what they do, and are diplomatically saving face from
North Korea might endure after doing these tests and threats.
edit on 6-2-2013 by GarrusVasNormandy because: (no reason