North Korea has been able to act recklessly for many years, but something is finally going to be done about the small dictator’s actions.
Following a weekend with Trump at Mar-a-Lago last weekend, China appears to be playing ball with Trump on a few of his policies.
China warned its southern neighbor on Wednesday that it might want to “think twice before conducting another nuclear test.”
Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday by phone, where they discussed the “menace of North Korea,” and how the two sides agreed to work with one another.
Had a very good call last night with the President of China concerning the menace of North Korea.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2017
Trump also made it abundantly clear that the U.S. will use the “full range of military capabilities” to defend itself and its allies.
Evidence and reporting suggest that North Korea is gearing up for its sixth nuclear test, but China has made it clear that North Korea better reconsider.
“If Pyongyang conducts its sixth nuclear test in the near future, the possibility of US military action against it will be higher than ever,” Global Times, the military-focused tabloid owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, wrote.
“Not only Washington brimming with confidence and arrogance following the missile attacks on Syria, but Trump is also willing to be regarded as a man who honors his promises.”
“The US is making up its mind to stop the North from conducting further nuclear tests, it doesn’t plan to co-exist with a nuclear-armed Pyongyang,” the paper explained, “Pyongyang should avoid making mistakes at this time.”
The Global Times also said that Beijing “will not remain indifferent” to the nuclear provocations from North Korea, suggesting that China may pursue sanctions and “severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before.”
“China has a bottom line that it will protect at all costs, that is, the security and stability of northeast China… If the bottom line is touched, China will employ all means available including the military means to strike back. By that time, it is not an issue of discussion whether China acquiesces in the US’ blows, but the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own.”
China also noted that “nuclear weapons is DPRK’s trump card for its defiance of China and the United States. Once this card is lost, it will become obedient immediately.”
“We all know that the DPRK’s sixth nuclear test is imminent, and various parties, especially China, are generally worried about this,” the article stated.
Beijing indicating that they are siding with the United States is a great sign that diplomacy should work as a deterrent against the small dictator ahead of his planned nuclear test.
China remains a strong ally to have for many reasons.