posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 02:49 AM
reply to post by Hopechest
That has been the typical situation, although it seems as though things have been changing lately. The following is a pretty good summary of
China-DPRK relations, especially in terms of re-uniting the peninsula - something that all parties seem to desire...
Will China stand behind Pyongyang to the end, or will Beijing acquiesce, if not assist, to Seoul’s bid for Korean unification on its own terms?
In the event of radical regime change or collapse of state authority in the DPRK, will China “standby and do nothing” because of possible policy
paralysis in Beijing, or will the PLA move in to establish a “buffer zone,” perhaps 20-30 miles inside North Korea, or will China move in,
possibly, in a big way, in order “to restore its lost territory and re-establish its sovereignty” over the northern part of the Korean peninsula?
In the case of an emergency, will China try to orchestrate an outright takeover of the North, possibly as a Chinese “protectorate,” or will
Beijing be more predisposed to set up a remotely-controlled “puppet regime” in Pyongyang with one or some of the relatives of the new North Korean
leadership residing in Beijing along more traditional lines? Whatever happens in Korea, it is likely to be messy and tumultuous, and, if history
offers any guidance at all, one should suppose that Korea is likely to go the way China will go. Hence, the world should watch out for the
I believe China has acquiesced for a number of reasons. The CFR has this to say about recent developments between the two countries...
These newly surfaced tensions have complicated foreign policy decisions within the ranks of Beijing's new leadership, ushered in at the beginning
of 2013, as high-level discussions between China and North Korea have stalled since December 2012.
I now think that the rhetoric from Kim Jung Un is desperation - China will stand down and he knows it. China had little response to the B-52
exercises which certainly would have drawn their ire 20 years ago.
1) A stable Korean Peninsula with a reformed economy to strengthen their investments in the North
2) People in North Korea to STAY THERE, and not become refugees in China
3) A free-trade agreement with South Korea - now an economic partner
4) Kim Jung Il back 'cause the kid is "whacked"
In my opinion, the aggressive talk from South Korea is due to China's support for removing Kim and the military. I think that war will break out in 2
months, or less. I do hope that I'm wrong, but the rhetoric in the MSM is fueling a daily fire on this issue. Interesting times indeed.
BTW, SNF Wrabbit for the Thread. Did you really kill a cactus? My oh my.
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