According to the Chinese state-owned paper Global Times, the communist regime of China will militarily intervene if the U.S. decides to attack North Korea, which clearly represents another concerning news of a situation that is getting tenser every day.
An editorial of this media outlet warned that China would stay neutral in case Pyongyang launches missiles that threaten American soil first and the Trump administration retaliates. However, it makes perfectly clear that if America and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow Kim Jong Un and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, the Chinese regime “will prevent them from doing so.”
Naturally, this stance represents a diplomatic blow, considering that while it makes it perfectly clear that it would support North Korea in an hypothetic war, the part of being “neutral” if Pyongyang attack first it is quite ambiguous.
China has been the most important ally of North Korea during the last few decades, and it doesn’t represent a surprise that they are guaranteeing full support. In fact, many could even believe that this neutrality is an implicit message that calls for North Korea to stop its action, since it won’t defend them if they attack first and the U.S. responds.
However, the problem is that the lack of clarity along with the threatening stance if the U.S. attack first, makes many experts believe that China is definitely on North Korea’s side on this serious matter. Naturally, being “neutral” in this situation can be interpreted in many ways.
In fact, this seems to be the most possible scenario considering that this communist regime hasn’t done anything to stop Kim Jong Un’s suicidal steps, despite the fact that President Donald Trump has asked them in many opportunities.
The warning of China comes amid the escalating tensions between Kim Jong Un’s regime and Trump administration. North Korea has warned it plans to launch a nuclear strike on Guam after Trump announced that any other threat against America would be met with “fire and fury.”
Recently, Defense Secretary James Mattis issued his own warning among the increasingly aggressive rhetoric, telling North Korea´s leader that he risks destroying his regime and even his own people if he decides to attack.
According to White House aide Sebastian Gorka, the magnitude of the nuclear crisis can easily be compared to the Cuban Missile Crisis, where the world was about to enter into an unprecedented war with unpredictable results.
During this whole situation, China’s stance has been extremely passive to Kim Jong Un’s regime, given the fact that while it has reiterated calls for calm during the crisis, these actions have been characterized by its concerning weakness.
In fact, while China has expressed its “frustration” with Pyongyang’s repeated nuclear and missile tests, it has shown a much stronger stance with the behavior from South Korea and the United States, to the point where they believe these countries are responsible for the escalating tensions.
Believe it or not, the widely read state-run Global Times, which is published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, recently wrote in an editorial that China was not able to persuade either Pyongyang or Washington to back down.
Of course, we’re talking about diplomatic moves that only represents an implicit threat to the U.S. interests, considering that it makes the false equivalence to compare North Korea’s actions with America’s, and Kim Jong Un has continued with his threatening moves without any backlash.
China’s vow that it would back North Korea if U.S. attacks first was made in the ruling communist party newspaper “Global Times”
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) 11 de agosto de 2017
Recently, China’s Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang urged America and North Korea to be “cautious” with their rhetoric and actions. Naturally, this doesn’t seem quite “cautious” for a government that has announced its intentions to fight against the U.S. if the decision to justifiably attack Pyongyang is finally taken.
In the most revealing part of its editorial, the Global Times assured that the Chinese regime will resist any side which wants to change the status quo of the locations where China´s interests are concerned.
And as it was previously noted, North Korea has been one of China’s main allies, not only because of the ideological similarities or the fact that it represents a block to stop South Korea and the U.S. expansion in the region. The main reason why Kim Jong Un’s regime represent a great interest for China is because of its nuclear capability.
Whit that in mind, America should not expect a possible mediation from the Chinese regime in this delicate situation.