Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, September 15, 2017

On the surface, China's North Korea policy seems relatively consistent. China is keen to demonstrate that it is cooperating with international efforts to rein in North Korea, including allowing the passage of various UN Security Council sanctions on the regime. But China has also been unwilling to push the Kim [Jong Un] regime as much as the United States wants, primarily for fear of provoking reckless behavior on the part of Kim as well as the loss of any influence China has left. However, if one looks a bit deeper, China's North Korea strategy is evolving in subtle and significant ways. China is no longer wedded to the preservation of the Kim regime. Over the past three years, Chinese President Xi Jinping has been surprisingly vocal in support of Korean reunification in the long term.

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Something has got to give. And it will.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-09-14 01:43 PM | Reply

Gawd, you're stoopid....

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2017-09-14 02:20 PM | Reply

I wouldn't bet on this idea.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-09-14 02:55 PM | Reply

#3, me neither. Don't count on it, unless the idiots in Norkor start directly threatening China with them.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-09-14 03:07 PM | Reply

Why should the Chinese step forward and do the dirty werk Trump keeps yammering about for him?

No wonder Trump blew it in the casino business: he's all about tells and sticking with lousy hands.

#5 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-09-14 05:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


 

To my eyes, while it looks like China is helping towards a global solution to the NK crisis, China is using the crisis to reduce US military power in the area.

China's goal is to get the US and NK to sit down, with NK abandoning its nuclear program and the US agreeing to drastically reduce its military presence in the area.

For China, that's a win-win. NK no longer has its nukes and the US now has a reduced military presence in the region.

And China had to give up nothing to get that reduced US military presence.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-09-16 08:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We should pass legislation in our Congress that would reduce imports from China by 10% per year until China deals with the problem they created and protected. This would enable American manufacturers to grow and correct the balance of trade between our two nations and motivate China to deal with the problem of Kim Jung Un. The very idea of an inherited dictatorship is an inevitable path to catastrophe. Kim Jung Un needs to be dead for the security of the world.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-16 11:02 AM | Reply

The is no such thing as American manufacturers. There are American businesses that do a variety of things such as design, marketing, manufacturing, sales, distribution, etc. American businesses have found it more profitable to outsource manufacturing and focus on other parts of their business. The only people that want US manufacturing jobs are the workers, and they have no influence on the US government.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2017-09-16 03:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 | POSTED BY DANNI
Kim Jung Un needs to be dead for the security of the world.

i think that if you could poll the world they would agree with you if it were trumps' demise you were calling for...certainly makes more sense

#9 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-09-17 11:59 AM | Reply

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