North Korea’s war-hungry numero uno Kim has set alarm bells ringing from Washington to Seoul this year with a series of charming missile launches and nuclear tests — and now even Beijing is sitting up and winning notice.
Despite a long-standing alliance, China is growing increasingly caring at its hermit state neighbour, with fears growing at an all-out war between North Korea and its Western contestants.
A huge war would end with a wave of refugees from North Korea into China, as expressively as positioning soldiers and officials from their superpower rival America on their doorstep.
It was claimed yesterday Beijing could be hope a change in leadership in Pyongyang to help “defuse the current crisis”.
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A South Korean Special Army female soldier does ‘Teukgong martial arts’
North Korea was hit with a fresh plain of sanctions earlier this month as punishment for its repeated — and widely disparaged — long-range missile tests.
The latest sanctions blocked limiting oil, gas and petrol suggestions, with previous measures banning the north from exporting some of its biggest lolly sources, such as seafood and lead.
In response, the North branded the incarcerations «a brutal criminal act” by the United States.
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North Korean state-run media issued a affirmation saying: «The colossal amount of damage caused by these sanctions to the unfolding of our state and the people’s livelihood is beyond anyone’s calculation.
“It is a foolish flight of fancy to hope that the sanctions could work on the DPRK.
“The sanctions attired in b be committed to failed to stop it from becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons aver and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century.»