China Appeals For Calm On Korean Peninsula

Henrietta Strickland
August 13, 2017

2016 - President Park Geun-hye grants special pardons to some 4,000 people in celebrations of Liberation Day, including CJ Group Chairman Lee Jay-hyun, who was struggling with an illness.

The McMaster-Chung call came after U.S. President Donald Trump on August 10 tweeted that "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely".

The people of Japan know such fire and fury.

"If war really breaks out, the USA can hardly reap any strategic harvest and North Korea will face unprecedented risks..."

China will intervene if the USA attacks North Korea first. The report with the same headline was published by the Korea Times. "There is an urgent reason to talk to Pyongyang now: to avoid a nuclear conflict on the Korean Peninsula", Hecker said in an interview with the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists on 7 August.

The newspaper stated, Beijing should make it clear that "if North Korea launches missiles that threaten USA soil first and the US retaliates, China will stay neutral".

President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for China to rein in North Korea.

"If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about the attack of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous", Trump said.

North Korea made similar threats when US B-2 stealth bombers flew over Korea in 2013, but the tone and circumstances are considered a lot "harsher" now. While Pyongyang and Washington are still just waging a war of words, this could conceivably escalate into a fighting war because of an unplanned clash or a moment's miscalculation, experts believe. "Hopefully Kim Jong-Un will find another path!" That doesn't seem to be the case.

"Though their equipment is far behind the American assets, their combat readiness and military morale are much higher."
If South Korea and the U.S. mobilize strategic assets to carry out a show of force against North Korea during the exercises, some think, North Korea could respond in kind.

In response to North Korea's second round of threats of "enveloping fire" around the US territory of Guam, US President Donald Trump ramped up his remarks Thursday, saying his recent warning that the US would retaliate with "fire and fury" may not have been tough enough for the reclusive state. These exercises, which are held every year, simulate North Korea launching a surprise attack on the South.

It should be noted that in 1961, the countries signed a Sino-North Korean Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance, which means, if North Korea is attacked, China would be legally obliged to "immediately render military and other assistance by all means at its disposal".

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