An editorial published in the Global Times, warned that ‘China makes it clear that if North Korea will launch missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral.
An editorial published in the Global Times has warned the world that ‘China also made it clear that if North Korea launches the attack with missiles that threaten American status quo first and the US responds with fire and fury, China shall stay neutral.
The editorial says that China will intervene if America attacks North Korea first
‘If America and South Korea together carry out ceaseless strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean government and the political pattern changes in the Korean Peninsula, China will will not tolerate that and try to prevent them from doing so.’
The warning has come amid the heated tensions between the US and North Korea.
North Korea warned that it plans to launch a massive nuclear attack on Guam the hours after President Trump had announced that Pyongyang’s anymore threat to the US would be meted down with ‘fire and fury’.
Pentagon chief James Mattis warned the North Korean regime in a rather aggressive rhetoric, telling Kim Jong-un that he will be completely risking his country and people if he launches an attack.
China is North Korea’s most important strategic ally and a trading partner, has already decided the side during the current crisis.
The widely read in China the state-run Times, which is regularly published by the ruling Communist Party’s official People’s Daily, has written in an editorial that Beijing is not unable to persuade either USA or N Korea to subside their aggressive rhetoric.
‘If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.’
China has been deeply worried and concerned that if any conflict physically breaks out on the Korean peninsula, or a similar situation of the 1950-53 Korean war arises that could unleash an entirely new wave of destabilizing refugees into its far northeast region, and could end up with a reunified county allied with the United States.
North Korea is China’s watchdog and a useful buffer state between it and U.S. forces based in South Korea, and also stationed across the sea in Japan.
The Global Times clearly warned that China will ‘firmly resist any side which wants to change the status quo of the areas where China’s interests are concerned’.
‘The Korean Peninsula is where the strategic interests of all sides converge, and no side should try to be the absolute dominator of the region.’
As the tension heightened in the region, China started practisiing ‘large-scale’ military drills with more than 2 dozens of ships, fighter jets and also submarines near the Korean Peninsula on Monday along with its boarders – just months after when they moved 150,000 soldiers to its border with North Korea.