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BEIJING - China appeared to shy away Thursday from backing U.S. efforts to impose a travel ban and financial sanctions on North Korea for its claimed nuclear test, saying any U.N. action should focus on bringing its communist neighbor back to talks.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said North Korea should understand it had made a mistake but "punishment should not be the purpose" of any U.N. response.
U.N. action "should be conducive to the de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula ... and the resumption of the talks," he told reporters. "It's necessary to express clearly to North Korea that ... the international community is opposed to this nuclear test."
Originally posted by elaine
I think we all ought to boycott Walmart if China refuses to really do anything.
China is dependent on us for alot of their economy. I hate buying cheap made chinese stuff anyway.
Originally posted by warset
Imagining the mass flood of refugee from NK trying to across the boarder to china if there is a war, it will be unimaginable!I can imagine it.China would be up 2 its neck in commie brothers it neither wants 2 shelter or feed.Even tho their coddling of lil kim caused this situation.Military response"unimagiable"?Really?
We should help Tiawan get nukes and see how China reacts then. But that would be bad like North Korea getting Nukes.......
China only cares about Tiawan.......Maybe they should get out of occupying Tibet while there at it
Originally posted by deltaboy
So much for China's threat to punish the naughty North Koreans.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Sanctions are worthless anyway.
Think about it.
you have a buffet..
I come and take away that buffet.
Then, decades later I come and take away your fork.
Its absoltley pointless putting more sanctions on them.
97% chinese? that's the biggest BS ever, if you say Vancouver is 97% chinese, i'll say that might happen in 100 years or so, but NK 97% chinese? WTF? probably not before the year 3000.
ppl have to think about their positions too before throwing out mindless comments.
Originally posted by PEADY
I should have made my comment a little more clear.
I was not speaking of Chinese nationals, which North Korea has very few.
I was referring to North Koreas ancestral lineage and heritage, which is probibly 97% or more chinese.
Japan has the highest chinese ancestral lineage
(other than china itself), their official language "Kanji" actually means "chinese characters",