The Chinese might have to continue to bolster North Korea, because they fear if it collapses, they will then be faced with a unified democratic Korea on their border that is a close US ally.

This story by Jane Perlez in the NY Times is not for everyone. What interests me and perhaps a larger audience, is the Chinese attitude described, that the Chinese might have to continue to bolster North Korea, because they fear if it collapses, they will then be faced with a unified democratic Korea on their border that is a close US ally. It sounds as if they are insisting to bolster the misery in North Korea in case of war with the US.

A retired general’s scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of China’s support revealed how far relations between the two…
nytimes.com|By JANE PERLEZ

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David Lindsay is the author of "The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth- Century Vietnam," that covers a bloody civil war from 1770 to 1802. Find more about it at TheTaySonRebellion.com, also known as, DavidLindsayJr.com. David Lindsay is currently writing about Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction., as well as singing and performing a "folk concert" on Climate Change and the Sixth Extinction. He can be reached at daljr37(at)gmail.com.
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