Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TASS— China to impose sanctions on North Korea in case of nuclear test — diplomat

China will impose sanctions on North Korea if Pyongyang carries out a nuclear test, South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper said Wednesday citing a senior Chinese diplomat currently on a visit to South Korea.
"Among the restrictive measures currently under the consideration is the suspension of the deliveries of fuel and other goods, as well as the deportation of North Korean citizens working in China," the paper quoted Wu Dawei, China’s special representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs, as saying.
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Noah Way said...

A low-risk play by China to ease US aggression in the east? Wishful thinking no doubt but a low cost action with no negatives.

A sure-fire way to get China to resolve the DPRK situation would be for the US to withdraw from the Republic of Korea.

Or Chinese involvement could be bypassed if the US executed a peace treaty with the DPRK. Somebody please tell me why we don't have one 64 years after the end of the Korean War (oops, "police action").

Bob said...

Ask the guy who had his uncle beheaded and his brother assassinated.

Noah Way said...

That doesn't explain the lack of a peace treaty for 64 years.

Bob said...

China is not opposed to Korean unification as long as US forces leave the south. There is no peace treaty because the north is ruled by the Kim dynasty. Their grip on power outlasted the ideological basis for their rule: Marxism-Leninism > Juche

Noah Way said...

I.F. Stone's Hidden History of the Korean War is a revealing look at what went down - at the cost of between 1.5 and 3 million North Koreans. Stone raises serious questions about the war, which in hindsight looks like the first manufactured war to benefit the MIC.

Stone cites the removal of peace keepers from the 38th parallel shortly before the "invasion", which was made with such a paucity of forces as to be laughable - certainly not the kind of force one would use to invade a country. With peacekeepers absent, it seems the likely explanation is that North Korean action was a reprisal for a US/ South Korea incursion, and not an invasion at all. Yet another false flag?

This was very soon after WW2, in which the ENTIRE industrial production (including food!) of the US supported the war effort. Industrial production grew 15% per year for the duration of the war, making some people very wealthy. It's hard to give up a highly profitable business ...

There is no peace treaty because the US has never pursued one, preferring to keep an adversary in the region as an excuse for various activities including feeding the MIC, destabilizing the region, justification for foreign weapon sales, etc. In fact the US routinely turns down DPRK requests for a peace treaty.

The DPRK pursues nuclear weapons precisely because of the US invasion and their massive losses in the war.

Bob said...

The DPRK is an obstacle to peace and reunification of the peninsula. If the regime had followed China's lead in the 1990s, the north's economy would have improved. Although there is a military stand-off, no fighting or destruction has occurred. There's been a de facto truce.

The US forces in SK are there by invitation. They are allies of the SK government. Thanks to American involvement and through their own efforts, South Korea's economy has thrived.

The NK regime needs to go, ideally without bloodshed. East Germany could serve as a template. Without China's support, the DPRK won't survive. China is now signaling that it has had enough. It is the north's determination to expand the range of their nuclear forces that is doing them in. It is not too late for them to halt their missile tests.

Ryan Harris said...

Part of the deal: China buying US coking coal instead of NK coal. I love it. Normally these spoils go to the San Francisco regulatory capture industry when DemoRepub leaders are installed in the Whitehouse.