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BEIJING: China called for "calm and restraint" Friday after North Korea responded to new UN sanctions with fresh threats of nuclear war and promises to scrap peace agreements.
"China calls on relevant parties to exercise calm and restraint, and avoid actions that might further escalate tensions," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters in Beijing.
In China's strategic thinking, North Korea is a "buffer zone" that prevents the 28,500 US troops stationed in South Korea encroaching on its own border.
Originally posted by Soloprotocol
Maybe Mother China needs to slap it's child's (north Korea's) Ass....and tell it to square it's act up or it's grounded.
Gotta love Buffer Zone Children...they are so petulant sometimes. Ideas above their station because they think big Momma will protect them...
Originally posted by paraphi
China, who has been North Korea’s staunchest supporter over the decades, is afraid that they will lose control. If NK continues to escalate tension and finally does something really stupid, then they will be destroyed and the two Korea’s will eventually be unified with a democratic South Korea holding all the cards.
China lose a puppet and end up with a successful democratic nation on their borders. That situation fills the Chinese autocracy with fear.
What if NK wants to unify with the South and wants to break free from China's manipulation. Will NK go to the extreme to do something truly ignorant on their part? What do they have to loose, nothing!
Since when does China cares what NK does? I thought they would be willing to back them up or NK wants to break free from their grip and putting on a show for the west is the only way to get their attention. Just a thought.
You know what this is Mr. Rabbit? This is when your in a public place with your bro's and someone who can kick your ass insults you, so you act all crazy, and you have your buddies *hold you back* while you cuss and swing in the air but your buddies let you do all the bat # crazy talk that their wanting you to do so you ALL look *the guys* are big and tuff and play their role without actually doing anything at all... NOW ONE DAY it happens the plan back fires and you end up in a HUGE bar fight.. I hope we can save this off S AND F op.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Perhaps China can be as effective in being a calming influence on it's allies as anything else. Time will tell but I certainly would hope.