China has recently laid it down for North Korea—cease the testing of nuclear weapons/missiles, or it’s highly probable they’d be squaring off with the United States. “Not only [is] 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 Communist Party’s People’s Daily informed.
North Korea would be wise to step back in any effort(s) entailing missile and nuclear-weapon testing “for its own security” the paper stated, further solidifying the US has no intentions of “co-exist[ing]” with a nuclear-packed Pyongyang.
North Korea’s media communicated that if there’s one bit of force from America, the North would have nukes for them. Meanwhile, a US Navy aircraft carrier, multiple destroyers and cruisers made the Korean Peninsula their heading—President Trump’s “armada.”
Not only has the President pushed China to make better effort in putting a leash on North Korea, he also tweeted the North is seemingly “looking for trouble.” More, the US can “solve the problem” regardless of whether or not Beijing’s at its side.
People’s Daily continued with it being since North Korea’s 2006 nuclear test that a “military clash” has loomed over Korean Peninsula “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. Pyongyang should avoid making mistakes at this time,” according to the paper.
Even the Global Times weighed in with their pro-China words of Beijing not hesitating to act on any North Korean, war effort(s). “If the North makes another provocative move this month, the Chinese society will be willing to see the [UN Security Council] adopt severe restrictive measures that have never been seen before, such as restricting oil imports to the North,” the paper stated.
Further, China’s Xi Jinping and President Trump phone conferenced on the fiery situation with North Korea.
China-broadcaster CCTV said the conference transpired shortly after President Trump posted on Twitter. Upon Team Trump setting up the phone call, Xi conveyed a preferably peaceful method to end the issues.
The call entailed Xi being proactive in terms of helping Washington to collaboratively stop North Korea’s nuclear efforts. “China insists on realizing the denuclearization of the peninsula, insists on maintaining peace and stability on the peninsula and advocates resolving the problem through peaceful means,” Xi said.
However, the seas might encounter somewhat of a typhoon with Japan declaring their navy backing the US’s fleet—the USS Carl Vinson’s at the forefront.
While international heads are butting, March 15th marks North Korea’s celebration of Kim Il Sung’s would-be 105th birthday—anniversary plans are in the making. Il Sung is North Korea’s founder and grandfather of Kim Jong Un. The media’s circulating that Kim will kick off celebratory efforts with another nuke or missile to display the North’s strength.
During a briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang said it was ultimately a “good thing” President Trump and Xi Jinping have been communicating since Florida. In terms of the US Navy’s fleet positioning itself in the western Pacific, Lu said, “We hope all parties will refrain from irresponsible actions that would be very dangerous at the moment.”
China Institute of International Studies US Relations Expert Ruan Zongze said the US and other foreign heads have seemingly too much faith in China’s sway over Pyongyang. “There’s a view that China possesses the key to solving the peninsula problem, or that China has the faucet and that all China has to do is shut it off and the peninsula issue is solved,” Ruan explained. “In fact, I think the outside exaggerates the sort of role China can play. China isn’t really as influential as all that.”
Ruan further added that Beijing’s stance on peace being the key to resolution stems from its thought that physical aggression against North Korea would avail international catastrophe—even for China.
“When it comes to the issue of the Korean Peninsula, violence is not an option,” he said.