With tensions escalating between U.S. and North Korea, China has now joined the fray and appears to be a U.S. ally, threatening to bomb North Korea’s nuclear facilities if it crosses Beijing’s “bottom line.”
An editorial in the Communist Party’s People’s Daily reads: “People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will launch attacks to DPRK nuclear facilities on its own. A strike to nuclear facilities of the DPRK is the best military means in the opinion of the outside world.”
The Chinese military tabloid warns: “the DPRK must not fall into the turmoil to send a large number of refugees, it is not allowed to have a government that is hostile against China on the other side of the Yalu River, and the US military must not push forward its forces to the Yalu River.”
As events become more fluid, alliances change and deals are made prior to bombs flying.
Zero Hedge reports:
The editorial in the military-focused Global Times tabloid, owned and operated by the Communist Party’s People’s Daily newspaper, said that North Korea’s nuclear activities must not jeopardize northeastern China, and that if the North impacts China with its illicit nuclear tests through either “nuclear leakage or pollution”, then China will respond with force…