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BEIJING (Reuters) - China vowed to strengthen bonds with North Korea, saying on Monday that its traditional ties with the isolated state were a boon to peace.
The renewed commitment between the two communist neighbors came in messages between President Hu Jintao as well as other Chinese leaders and North Korea's top leader, Kim Jong-il, who on Sunday greeted Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the start of a visit focused on bolstering bilateral relations.
The messages marked 60 years since the two countries established formal ties on October 6, 1949, and did not mention North Korea's nuclear weapons program, instead stressing their focus on shoring up sometimes tense bilateral relations.
"History demonstrates that developing China-North Korea relations is in keeping with the fundamental interests and shared wishes of both countries' people," said the congratulatory message from China, issued by the official Xinhua news agency. "It also benefits protecting regional peace and stability."
Originally posted by DEEZNUTZ
I think China's leash on North Korea was better 20 years ago. They have North Korea in step about as much as the US has Israel under control. Both underlings are very dangerous Pit Bulls.
Originally posted by cloakndagger
This is reason enough to get out of that area of the world. Japan doesn't even want us there.
Originally posted by Jonjo
The only reason China is backing North Korea is because they do not want a US-allied nation on their border