Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Ominous but not without precedent! 1950 deja vu all over again.
Don't cross that line!!
"China will prevent US first strike against North Korean regime – govt daily"
"China will prevent the US and South Korea from carrying out strikes on North Korea and trying to overthrow the leadership there, but will remain neutral if Pyongyang launches missiles at American targets first, the state-run Global Times said."
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"Beijing should make it clear that 'if North Korea launches missiles that threaten US soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral,' the Global Times wrote."
"But if the US and its ally South Korea take on Pyongyang and try to 'overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so,' the paper stressed"
A defensive war as fought by the American and South Korean military in response to an attack by the North Korea is OK from the Chinese perspective. A preemptive strike by American and South Korea not OK!
See from this wiki entry that situation as existed in 1950 that led to Chinese intervention in the Korean War.
President Xi has spoken!!