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Originally posted by heretic013
NK nukes China and goes to war
US waits till China almost finish NK then... US with India and some other Asian allies goes in to finish tired China
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
Oh give me a break North Korea isn't going to do anything. Jeez, i cant even believe were discussing this here.
Why is ATS controlled by the MSM?
Originally posted by heretic013
reply to post by Alien Abduct
you really think so?
my personal opinion is that its time for US to go down as superpower
I hope Im gonna live to see this myself
thats why my first post was an irony since Im on China-Russia site in any eventual conflictedit on 13-4-2013 by heretic013 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
China and US make North Korea nuclear pledge
(visit the link for the full news article)
China and the US have vowed to work together to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear programme and to settle tensions through dialogue.
A Chinese statement issued during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry said the nuclear issue was the "shared responsibility of all parties".
Mr Kerry said the two sides must decide "very quickly" how to proceed.
China and the US have vowed to work together to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear programme and to settle tensions through
Originally posted by syrinx high priest
this whole thing is a shakedown. since he denounced the armistice and started a reactor that was used as a barganing chip the last time they shook us down, I say screw him
like iran he is just buying time until he gets enough WGU to join the club
let him back himself into a corner with his talk and make a move
then bomb him back to the stoneage
Originally posted by MrSpad
This is completely expected. I know it is no fun for the WW3 crowd but, the US, China and Russia have a huge amount in common. And in the case of China the US as a world power is vital to its interests. China's big problem right now is how little they can do to control the North. Unable to control the North, China has clearly and publicly aligned itself along side the US, Russia, Europe and the UN. This is to wash its hands if the North does anything stupid. Unless their is a change in NK leadership you can pretty much consider China and NKs ties dead.
BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Saturday that troublemaking on the Korean Peninsula issue would harm the interests of all the parties involved.
"To do that is nothing different from lifting a rock only to drop it on one's own toes," Li said in his meeting with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry.
"The parties involved should shoulder their responsibilities and be ready to bear the consequence to safeguard the regional peace and stability," Li added.
"I hope the US side could take substantial actions to lift the ban on exportation of high-tech products to China," Li told Kerry.
BEIJING - Premier Li Keqiang told visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday that any provocation on the Korean Peninsula and the region will serve nobody's interests.
"All sides must bear responsibility for maintaining regional peace and stability and take the consequences," Li told Kerry, who met with President Xi Jinping earlier Saturday.
Sowing discord and making trouble in the peninsula and the region will damage the interests of all parties, which is like shooting oneself in the foot, Li said in a Chinese Foreign Ministry press release.
The United States said on Saturday that China had agreed to help rid North Korea of its nuclear capability by peaceful means, but Beijing made no specific commitment in public to pressure its long-time ally to change its ways.
But North Korea has repeatedly said it will not abandon nuclear weapons which it described on Friday as its "treasured" guarantor of security.
Yang said China's stance on maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula was clear and consistent, repeating phrasing used by the Foreign Ministry since the crisis began.
"We maintain that the issue should be handled and resolved peacefully through dialogue and consultation. To properly address the Korea nuclear issue serves the common interests of all parties. It is also the shared responsibility of all parties," he said, speaking through an interpreter.
Kerry declined to comment on what specifically China may do to push for a peaceful solution on North Korea, saying only that they had discussed all possibilities.
As the North's main trading partner, financial backer and the closest thing it has to a diplomatic ally, China had a unique ability to use its leverage against the impoverished, isolated state, Kerry said in Seoul before leaving for Beijing.
China, which sided with North Korea in the 1950-53 civil war against the U.S.-backed South, has always been reluctant to apply pressure on Pyongyang, fearing instability if the North were to implode and send floods of refugees into China.
It has also looked askance at U.S. military drills in South Korea.
Chinese state television quoted Premier Li Keqiang as telling Kerry that rising tensions on the Korean peninsula were in nobody's interests, in apparent reference to both Washington and Pyongyang to dial down the war of words.