China to Trump: stop with the "emotional venting" on Twitter

Elias Hubbard
August 2, 2017

His worry, however, was not North Korea but that China would close the technology gap between the US and Chinese militaries. To that end, if China continues to passively address North Korea, I urge you to use. Now North Korea's launch of an ICBM, this time landing in Japanese waters, rattles the International Order.

On Monday, Xinhua, Beijing's official news agency, published a 1,000-Chinese character editorial deriding Trump's incessant Twitter habit as "emotional venting". On Friday, North Korea launched a missile which flew 732 kilometers (454 miles), reached an altitude of 681 kilometers (423 miles) and fell in the central part of the Sea of Japan, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The Trump administration has declared that all options, including a targeted military strike, are on the table to block North Korea from carrying out threats against the United States and its allies in the region.

Pyongyang's two recent successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles have created even more urgency as the US administration seeks to stop its efforts to master the complex process of mounting a nuclear warhead capable of hitting the United States.

In an interview with Reuters Friday, the top US counter-intelligence official suggested the Trump administration was already working on a plan to toughen CFIUS. And U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley joined in the criticism, saying China "must decide whether it is finally willing to take this vital step" of getting tough on the North. "China could easily solve this problem!" he said in a subsequent tweet. "They hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China".

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan would exhaust "each and every method" to urge countries to fully follow through with economic sanctions against the North as required by U.N. Security Council resolutions.

The Trump administration's threat to impose sanctions against China for failing to reign in North Korea will be very hard to enforce, Dr. Francesco Sisci of the People's University of China told Radio Sputnik.

The White House retaliated by slapping sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese company, and two Chinese individuals for their ties to North Korea, reported Vox's Zeeshan Aleem in June. What if China announced that it would not allow a regime change in North Korea by massing troops on the North Korea Border?

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