Comments on: China shouldn’t leave Kim Jong-un alone http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/03/13/china-shouldnt-leave-kim-jong-il-alone/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Wantunbiasednew http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/03/13/china-shouldnt-leave-kim-jong-il-alone/#comment-598 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:19:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=656#comment-598 It is just a game, but if it works for US, S. Korean and Japan societies it just works like it was meant to.
N Korea and China relationship is one of the mutually most important and strongest international relations for the last 20 years. N Korea has vast economic benefits due to trade with China, in fact it is a matter of existence for the NK regime, unsupported would fall in months time.
For China it is very important “unpredictable” ally that makes troubles whenever it is needed. It was obvious for many months that China will play N Korea card, at least since US played many cards: Japan Senkaku card in September (with Abe help) being the strongest.
N Korea “bad behaviour” (I would expect at least one tiny bloody incident, a few casualties on S Korea side, shooting uninhabitant island, maybe a few fishermen etc.) will reach its climax in a few months and later in the year situation will be back to normal.
just a game

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/03/13/china-shouldnt-leave-kim-jong-il-alone/#comment-597 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:42:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=656#comment-597 Time to put on the big-boy pants China. You want to be a world player in your own right? Then you’ve got to get a handle on your client state. China always love to play the non-intervention card, but that is a sad excuse to allow nuclear-armed nations to threaten detonations against others. Iran has threatened Israel; NKorea has threatened SKorea and America; Pakistan and India threaten each other. The West has sought to intervene in these cases but China just abstains or vetoes – no longer. They draw a line or they can kiss our factory jobs goodbye… Vietnam and Bangladesh are less corrupt and do better work anyways.

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By: reality-again http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/2013/03/13/china-shouldnt-leave-kim-jong-il-alone/#comment-596 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:26:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/ian-bremmer/?p=656#comment-596 Interesting article.
The new Chinese leadership is in a tight spot with regards to the unfolding crisis in the Korean peninsula.
Beijing looks incapable of dealing with a situation that can quickly deteriorate into a large size armed conflict at its very doorstep, close to Chinese population, industry and shipping centers.
If this happens, it won’t be just China’s international image that would suffer, but its international trade too. The blow could be a severe one, especially if the fighting lingers, or turns ‘dirty’ (nuclear).
China should find a way to introduce a swift and clean regime change in North Korea, and help the people living in that poor state make the transition into the modern world. China’s ultimate goal should be to reunite Korea, since a unified, stable, prosperous and grateful Korean neighbor would be an asset to China both politically and economically.
China’s international image would gain a new dimension as a fair and peaceful regional power, while the current situation makes China look erratic and weak.

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