Adding to the points in a previous post about the 150,000 PLA troop buildup, it looks like North Korea could end up being Chinese territory.
Something happened during Xi Jinping’s visit to Mar-a-Lago. It’s only speculation at this point, but perhaps American debt will be forgiven for a piece of property on the beach.
Sounds radical? It is. One thing is certain, and that’s to say Trump isn’t redrawing red lines like the Obama administration did. Cross it and you’ll pay a price.
There is hardly another good explanation as to why China is suddenly agreeing with the U.S. that DPRK is now a problem after decades of opposition to a solution for North Korea. The PLA is now on war footing and now singing a different tune. Something happened.
With everyone putting down new and/or revised “red lines“, be it on Syria or North Korea, it was now China’s turn to reveal its “red” or rather “bottom line”, and in a harshly worded editorial titled “The United States Must Not Choose a Wrong Direction to Break the DPRK Nuclear Deadlock on Wednesday” Beijing warned it would attack North Korea’s facilities producing nuclear bombs, effectively engaging in an act of war, if North Korea crosses China’s “bottom line.”
The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either “nuclear leakage or pollution”, then China will respond with force. Continue reading