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North Korean Sabre Rattling Is Evidence China Failed to Provide It Security [Copy link] 中文

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This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-2-17 13:52

If China were to be able to extend its nuclear umbrella over North Korea, posting a token force in Pyongyang to serve as a nuclear trigger in the event of an attack on North Korea, and help man its DMZ defenses, then North Korea would have no need to develop a nuclear weapon in order to deter aggression by its perceived enemies.

The thrust of western propaganda is to convince China that it has already provided North Korea with too much security, too much economic support, which then hides the true problem of China's North Korean policy, which is that providing economic support is not enough to prevent Kim from feeling severely threatened, so much so that he had to develop his own nuclear deterrent.  Once this cycle is started the relationship between China and North Korea can only come under more and more tension, leading to an eventual rupture.  The aim of such propaganda is to convince China that it has extended too much support to North Korea, even at this inadequate stage, such that it would believe, sincerely and truly, that it should reduce its economic and diplomatic support for this regime.  This will heighten North Korea's sense of insecurity, that will egg it into more brash behavior, and at some point, China will think it has had enough, and allow the Pyongyang regime to collapse.

At that point, a "marvelous" event will take place.  Pyongyang will prefer to survive in a new reincarnation as a bulwark of the West against China, rather than expire in its current incarnation as a communist offshoot of the Chinese revolution.  

Thus, if China is to both have its cake (avoid the collapse of North Korea) and eat it (keep North Korea loyal to China), it has to offer North Korea an ironclad guarantee, in words and in deed, to defend its security from all military threats with its nuclear deterrent, and to support its economy with sustainable aid, in exchange for North Korean denuclearization.  The same outcome as desired by Japan, except that the result is the strengthened, rather than weakened, security of China in its northeastern region.

This, not the Six Party Talks, is the gist of the Sino-North-Korean relationship.  All other variations lead to the conversion of North Korea into an enemy of China in the very end.  Which is the true objective.

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