posted on Jan, 9 2014 @ 06:57 PM
Even if China was totally pissed off. Does anybody think that they would allow the West to occupy North Korea? I think not. It would be a replay of
the 50's but on a grander scale.
Under certain conditions I would say yes, they would. While im not a fan of the Guardian, they were reporting the wikileaks info more than other
outlets. One of their reports touched on the prospect of a unified Korea under soul. The report is from 2010, however I think its more viable today
than it was back then. I base that on the North's actions under Un's control.
Its one thing to be an ally. It becomes problematic when that ally acts in a manner that jeopardizes another nations national security / economic
security / internal stability. At some point north Korea as a buffer will do more harm than if China had a border with a South Korean Korean
WikiLeaks row: China wants Korean reunification, officials confirm
- Chinese officials speak after Guardian US embassy cables reveal Beijing is leaning towards acceptance of reunification under Seoul's
Wikileaks cables reveal China
'ready to abandon North Korea' Leaked dispatches show Beijing is frustrated with military actions of 'spoiled child' and increasingly favours
China supports the "independent and peaceful reunification of the Korean peninsula in the long term" and cannot afford to give the North Korean
regime the impression it has a blank cheque to act any way it wants, Chinese officials based in Europe said today.
The officials, who asked not to be identified, spoke after the Guardian reported that senior figures in Beijing, exasperated with North Korea acting
like a "spoiled child", had told South Korean counterparts China was leaning towards acceptance of reunification under Seoul's control.
While the articles are old, I thin they have more bearing today than they did then.
North Korea will not hesitate to use nuclear weapons... China knows this and with the recent purge I think China is even more open to a unified korea
under the south rather than having a radioactive buffer on their border.
Im not saying war would be a cake walk.. what I am saying is in this case, North Korea is making decisions that are now concerning the Chinese. China
is going to be affected by any war, regardless of what side they come down on. The question is what option is in the best interest of the Chinese
government and her people? Something tells me, when faced with that decision, North Korea is not going to be the answer.
Some of the highlights -
The leaked North Korea dispatches detail how:
• South Korea's vice-foreign minister said he was told by two named senior Chinese officials that they believed Korea should be reunified under
Seoul's control, and that this view was gaining ground with the leadership in Beijing.
• China's vice-foreign minister told US officials that Pyongyang was behaving like a "spoiled child" to get Washington's attention in April 2009
by carrying out missile tests.
• A Chinese ambassador warned that North Korean nuclear activity was "a threat to the whole world's security".
• Chinese officials assessed that it could cope with an influx of 300,000 North Koreans in the event of serious instability, according to a
representative of an international agency, but might need to use the military to seal the border.
In a chilling, yet highly accurate, analysis -
In highly sensitive discussions in February this year, the-then South Korean vice-foreign minister, Chun Yung-woo, told a US ambassador, Kathleen
Stephens, that younger generation Chinese Communist party leaders no longer regarded North Korea as a useful or reliable ally and would not risk
renewed armed conflict on the peninsula, according to a secret cable to Washington.
Chun, who has since been appointed national security adviser to South Korea's president, said North Korea had already collapsed economically.
Political collapse would ensue once Kim Jong-il died, despite the dictator's efforts to obtain Chinese help and to secure the succession for
his son, Kim Jong-un.
*Emphasis added by me*
We are witnessing the beginning of the collapse now.
Reference comments about China and its position towards Us troop presence under a unified south korea -
"The two officials, Chun said, were ready to 'face the new reality' that the DPRK [North Korea] now had little value to China as a buffer state
– a view that, since North Korea's first nuclear test in 2006, had reportedly gained traction among senior PRC [People's Republic of China]
leaders. Chun argued that in the event of a North Korean collapse, China would clearly 'not welcome' any US military presence north of the DMZ
[demilitarised zone]. Again citing his conversations with [the officials], Chun said the PRC would be comfortable with a reunified Korea
controlled by Seoul and anchored to the US in a 'benign alliance' – as long as Korea was not hostile towards China. Tremendous trade and
labour-export opportunities for Chinese companies, Chun said, would also help 'salve' PRC concerns about … a reunified Korea.
*Emphasis added by me*
The term "North of" is the key. So long as Us units remain south of the DMA China would not have issues with that.
As for whether China would intervene on N. Koreas part -
"Chun dismissed the prospect of a possible PRC military intervention in the event of a DPRK collapse, noting that China's strategic economic
interests now lie with the United States, Japan and South Korea – not North Korea."
Un is coming to the end and I think he knows this.