North Korea’s recent aggressiveness has put most of the world on edge, including China.
China has long protected North Korea and tried to justify their crazy neighbor’s actions. Now, China appears to have finally had enough.
According to CNN, U.S. defense officials have suggested that China has placed a contingent of nuclear-capable air and ground attack bombers “on high alert.”
One official said that it is likely to “reduce the time to react to a North Korea contingency.”
Critics believe that China has finally had enough of North Korea and that they can no longer justify their actions.
“North Korea denying China a meeting is illustrative of the difficulty that China faces because they need a communication channel that works,” explained Scott Snyder, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations who specializes in Korea policy. “The U.S. wants China to pressure North Korea to the brink of collapse. But that could lead to a unified Korean peninsula, which puts a major U.S. ally right on China’s border.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
The Chinese regime has in the past appeared content to allow the North Koreans to act provocatively toward the U.S., but following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent meeting and multiple conversations with President Donald Trump, those days are seemingly over, as China has all but told the Kim regime to knock it off and settle down.
Meanwhile, Newsweek reported that Xi is currently leading a massive effort to reform and streamline the Chinese military into a leaner, tougher and more modern fighting force.
And all of this is taking place against a backdrop of international maneuvering that has seen the American aircraft carrier Carl Vinson first reported heading to North Korea, then reported engaged in training exercises with Australian allies, and now heading to the Korean Peninsula. According to CNN, the carrier and its escort group are expected to be in the Korean area by the end of April.
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